2005 documentary, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
Imperialism

Cast and Crew

Dwight D. EisenhowerHimself
Karen KwiatkowskiHerself

Articles

Is Capitalism Why We Fight?, by Gregory Bresiger, Mises.org Daily Article, 6 Apr 2006
Related Topics: Capitalism, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Charles Lewis, an official of a leftist think tank who believes the problem is not enough democracy and too much capitalism, is given lots of time to make a quasi-Leninist case that imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism. ... Nevertheless, with these and other criticisms, I still believe 'Why We Fight' is well worth one's time."
Why We Fight: Go see the movie, by Justin Raimondo, 1 Feb 2006
Related Topics: Militarism, Military Industrial Complex
"One of the best features ... is that it gives the viewer a sense of historical perspective ... in a visually dramatic manner. ... The question 'What are we fighting for?' is asked throughout ... and the answer, by the end, is all too horrifically apparent, but on the way there we are treated to an entire panoply of American opinion."
Why We Fight, by Karen Kwiatkowski, 11 Feb 2006
"Jarecki ... understands and clearly articulates how the care and feeding of the American military leviathan has been, and remains, a shared role of both ... Parties. ... what I really find inspiring ... is that we see the words, thoughts and deeds of the average American ... the backbone of this nation ... founts of common decency and morality."
UpdLt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski: U.S. Air Force, 1983-2003, by Brian Lamb, Q & A (C-SPAN), 2 Apr 2006
Related Topics: Karen Kwiatkowski, George W. Bush, Military Industrial Complex
Transcript and Real Audio
"I think it's an honest appraisal of - particularly what the people are saying. ... We think very highly of ourselves as Americans ... And yet, we do things that we don't understand, and it's a mystery, I think, to a lot of people, particularly Iraq. I think particularly Iraq, and I think that's what was on my mind certainly as I participated in that film."
More Anti-War Films, by Butler Shaffer, 21 May 2007
Related Topics: Films, Breaker Morant, Duck Soup
More short summaries of anti-war films with rankings in terms of importance, follow-up to "Memorial Day Alternative"
"A powerful documentary — in which Karen Kwiatkowski, Chalmers Johnson, and Gore Vidal carry most of the intellectual load — on the nature and history of the post—World War II American war-making system. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival."