I am already getting good advice on films I should have included in my "American Grand Strategy Through Film" class. Next time, I have to find room for The Manchurian Candidate, Fail-Safe, and perhaps The Three Kings, to name just a few.
But in the meantime, check out what my students did for their group project. In lieu of having them write a research paper, I had the students team up to make their own class film that captures the current mood about American grand strategy as the films we watched reflected earlier moods.
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