Film Analysis: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. Mcnamara

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Reaction Paper on documentary “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.” I watched a documentary at entitled “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.” It is a 2003 American documentary film about the Vietnam war, Cuban Missile Crisis, and World War 2. Errol Morris was directed this documentary. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara is playing in this documentary. He has served as defense minister during the seven years for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in the between years 1961-1968. This documentary focused eleven lesson; Empathize with your enemy , rationality will not save us, there's something beyond one's self, maximize efficiency, proportionality should be a guideline in war, get the data , belief and seeing are often both wrong, be prepared to re-examine your reasoning, in order to do good, you may have to engage in evil, never say never ,and you can't change human nature. In this documentary Mr. McNamara used to main idea is fog of war. According to Mr. McNamara …show more content…

Decision-makers must be perfectly rational and logical. However, rationality is useless in some cases also rationality are limit. In this documentary, according to Mr. McNamara, Cuban Missile Crisis explains the term rationality has not served to its purpose. To him, the key factor preventing nuclear war was the chance . Though Presidents John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro had a rational identity, they would start a nuclear war. According to some theories , decision-making progress based on state interests, not moral values so some rational decisions can be threat of extinction of any kind of nation. To illustrate, think about the bomb that the military commander LeMay has dropped to the ground. Just in one night, he has burned thousands of civil woman and children to

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