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The American Future: A History By Simon Schama

American War
Season 1 Episode 2 ABC June 3, 2010

Turning to fascinating moments in American history to understand the present, Simon Schama reveals how the American attitude to war is different from what outsiders assume it to be. "The world has got in the habit of thinking of America as the tough-guy empire; trigger-happy cowboys addicted to the rush of military power. But that's not the way America sees itself," he says.

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