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Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S McNamara 
((June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009)

Robert S. Mcnamera’s own words about everything from 2nd world war, JFK, Vietnam and the Tonkin bay incident, the cold war and the Cuba crises.
A must see for everyone interested in history, and war history in particular.

Directed by Errol Morris, 2003

The eleven lessons explored in the documentary are:

1. Empathise with your enemy
2. Rationality will not save us
3. There’s something beyond oneself
4. Maximise efficiency
5. Proportionality should be a guideline in war
6. Get the data
7. Belief and seeing are both often wrong
8. Be prepared to reexamine your reasoning
9. In order to do good, you may have to engage in evil
10. Never say never
11. You can’t change human nature.


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