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The Fog of War

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  • UserRobert Hinde, Zoology Department, University of Cambridge
  • ClockMonday 13 October 2008, 19:45-21:00
  • HouseDarwin College Film Room.

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We will be screening the Academy-Award winning documentary The Fog of War, introduced by Professor Robert Hinde.

About the film:

The Fog of War is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. One of the most controversial and influential figures in world politics, he takes us on an insider’s view of the seminal events of the 20th Century. Why was this past Century the most destructive and deadly in all of human history? Are we doomed to repeat our mistakes? Are we free to make choices, or are we at the mercy of inexorable historical forces and ideologies?

About Prof. Hinde:

Robert Aubrey Hinde CBE FRS FBA is the Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. He was formerly the master of St. John’s College, Cambridge. He is the deputy chair of British Pugwash. He studies “the application of biological and psychological data to understanding the bases of religion and ethics” and “eliminating the causes of war”.

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Student Pugwash Society Talks series.

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