Review of ‘The Unknown Known’ on Politico

unknown-copyThe new Errol Morris documentary, The Unknown Known does a lot to reflect the charisma of its subject, the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. What it doesn’t do is make all those that want to dine out on Rumsfeld’s failure as one of the Iraq War’s architects feel any better. Rumsfeld isn’t made to reconsider what a misadventure that was, and it reinforces the idea that he doesn’t care either.

No matter how you feel about Rumsfeld, you have to at least respect the fact that we would sit down for a grilling by a man who’s hardly friendly, let alone an ally. It also makes for a nice booked with Morris’ other interview with a former Secretary of Defense, The Fog of War. It’s interesting to compare and contrast the careers and points of view of both men, both leaders at the start of unpopular wars, and who learned very different lessons.

You can read my review of The Unknown Known on Guelph Politico.

About Adam A. Donaldson

When he’s not the main/only contributor to Guelph Politico, Adam A. Donaldson also contributes to as their city hall columnist and co-hosts a political and current affairs show on CFRU 93.3 fm called “Open Sources Guelph.” When not being political, Adam co-hosts the movies and pop culture show “End Credits“, and as a freelance writer he has contributed to various papers, periodicals and websites including Nerd Bastards, We Got This Covered, the Guelph Mercury, the Waterloo Region Record, Press+1, Lucid Forge, and Women’s Post. Adam was also named one of the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 for his work with Ed Video Media Arts Centre.
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