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The Untold History of the US

Editor's note: So far I've only watched episode #10 "Bush & Obama: Age of Terror." It definitely presents a lot of really disturbing facts that are worth revisiting. The documentary makes the common mistake of blaming too much on "Bush and Obama" (two puppets beholden to their "advisers") and it repeats some commonly accepted, but almost certainly untrue, narratives like "Bin Laden was killed and dumped in the ocean," but it's still worth watching.


I do plan on checking out the other episodes. If you'd like to do the same, and if you'd like to make sure the creators are compensated for their work, the entire series is available at Amazon (links below).


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Purchase (4) DVDs


If you'd rather watch for free, it appears the entire series has been posted(summary for each episode taken from Amazon)


  • Episode 1: World War 2 - The birth of the American Empire

  • Episode 2: Roosevelt, Truman and Wallace (Shift in leadership propels US towards empire building)

  • Episode 3: The Bomb (US atomic bombings of Japan are explored as well as the mythology that emerged from the war.)

  • Episode 4: The Cold War 1945 - 1950

  • Episode 5: The 50's - Eisenhower, the Bomb and the Third War (Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles replace Truman, Stalin dies but relations with the Soviet Union turn colder. The H-bomb and the doctrine of nuclear annihilation are explored as are the Korean War and US rearmament)

  • Episode 6: JFK: To the Brink  (JFK and the Bay of Pigs; on the brink of total war during the Cuban Missile Crisis; early Vietnam; JFK's attempts at peace with Khrushchev; JFK assassinated)

  • Episode 7: Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune (Cataclysm in Vietnam as the war reaches a turning point; no going back. The betrayal by Richard Nixon.)

  • Episode 8: Reagan, Gorbachev & Third World-Rise of the Right (Carter's dreams of change give way to Ronald Reagan's secret wars in Afghanistan and Central America. Gorbachev emerges. Fresh opportunities for peace arise. The debate over Reagan's legacy.)

  • Episode 9: Bush and Clinton: Squandered Peace - New World Order (Russia introduced to American Capitalism. US goes to war in Middle East. New World Order shaped.)

  • Episode 10: Bush & Obama: Age of Terror (Homeland Security, Iraq, Afghanistan, and a worldwide global Security State. The cannibalization of the US economy continues. Obama and the destiny of the American Empire.)

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