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Errol Morris

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Errol Mark Morris is an American film director known for documentaries. His 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line is cited among the best and most influential documentaries ever made.
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The Fiery Trial
Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
Eric Foner - Sep 26, 2011
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Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politicia...
Errol Morris
Jun 13, 2020
“History, it has been said, is what the present chooses to remember about the past.” A SPLENDID BOOK. — The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner      source
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families
Stories from Rwanda
Philip Gourevitch - Sep 01, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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In April of 1994, the government of Rwanda called on everyone in the Hutu majority to kill everyone in the Tutsi minority. Over the next three months, 800,000 Tutsis were murdered in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch's haunting work is an anatomy of the killings in Rwanda, a vivid history o...
Errol Morris
Sep 06, 2018
DENOUNCING v. EXAMINING EVIL. I'm reminded of a line from Philip Gourevitch's great book, We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families."...the problem remains that denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good."      source
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