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Dr. Strangelove (Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sterling Hayden
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As I was watching it, I was thinking that this film must have arrived to this planet from somewhere close to the Moon -- and then I fell asleep. So I don't even know whether the doomsday machine delivered its dose of fun at the end. This may have been cutting edge in the 1960s, but now it comes across as a school play. Giving it two stars rather than one just for the ridiculousness value.
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters by Jason Stearns
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
This is a highly readable book, which I found difficult to put down. The author went through great lengths collecting first hand evidence. The book is full of vivid descriptions of what actually has been going on in the Congo, so that after reading it, it is hard not to appreciate all the horrors experienced by the people.

However, I found major problems for it to be considered a serious history book.

1. At the outset Mr. Stearns warns the reader that the conflict in the Congo has been complex and confusing. Intentionally or not, but the author does not help to disengangle the confusion, but rather adds to it. The story is full of breaks in the chronology and a… Read more
The New Cold War: How the Kremlin Menaces Both Rus&hellip by Edward Lucas
12 of 23 people found the following review helpful
When I picked up this book I could guess what I was getting into, but I was curious to read an extreme viewpoint to know what sort of views are out there. I got that in loadfuls. The book is filled with histeria, it is written almost with a sense of vindictiveness, which surprised me. Later I spoke with someone who knew Mr. Lucas during his posting in Moscow. Turns out that he absolutely loathed his time there. It appears that now he is out to get it back.

Books like this are simply not helpful. When one tries to paint everything black, the blackest spots go unnoticed, while an itelligent reader loses the belief (or should, at least) that this is a real place being described,… Read more

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