Filmmaker Walter Miale introduces and discusses videos from his DVD, DEADLY MISTAKES? in a live program, and he films contributions to the dialogues by members of the audience, highlights of which will be incorporated in future programs.
DEADLY MISTAKES? provides historical context necessary for understanding todays international crises. This context is lacking not only in public discussion, but in the American history curriculum.
DEADLY MISTAKES? looks at episodes from:
Are any or all of these events and policies mistakes, or are they justifiable? Or are they crimes? What should we learn from the mistakes of the past, and how can we apply these lessons to help shape Americas future? What can WE do to prevent future deadly mistakes?
The audience is invited to join the distinguished cast in considering these questions, and to discuss them on camera.
LEE BUTLER, USAF (Ret.)
REAR ADMIRAL GENE LA ROCQUE, USN. (Ret.)
MERRILL McPEAK, USAF, (Ret.)
GENERAL WILLIAM NASH, United States Army, (Ret.)
ADMIRAL STANSFIELD TURNER, (Ret.)
CHARLES WILHELM, United States Marine Corps, (Ret.)
brilliant and extraordinary work on public policy. DEADLY MISTAKES
tells about current history which most people have forgotten, or never
knew. This is an essential work for young people."
DVD's and the Viewer Guide should be in every school in the country."
Viewer Guide is an excellent resource, which should be of great value
to those who hope to explore beyond the surface and to find out more about
critical issues in the real world, as they are perceived and interpreted
from varied perspectives. A very impressive contribution."
and powerful, DEADLY MISTAKES? draws on an extraordinary variety of sources.
It is certainly one of the most concise and lively treatments of American
foreign policy I have seen."
very important, very valuable work. The films and book tell Americans
things we all need to know, but few do. These dialogues with people who
shaped policy or made history help lay the groundwork for the education
of the next generation of Americans. They will be extremely useful for
teachers in both high school and college who want to offer material to
their students that is relevant to today's world. DEADLY MISTAKES?
will be eye-opening for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of current
words and portraits of American senior policy makers and generals are
alternately shocking, outrageous, heartbreaking, and enlightening. This
unique video invites and challenges viewers to step into the action, to
have their say, and to take part in determining America's future. If enough
Americans see it and take part in these Democracy Dialogues, it will move
the country toward sanity and peace.