Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick on how President Obama should handle the crisis in Syria.
Oliver Stone is a director, screenwriter, and producer. His most recent film is Savages; and among his other films are Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, and Nixon. He is a three-time Academy Award winner for Midnight Express (Best Adapted Screenplay), Platoon (Best Director), and Born on the Fourth of July (Best Director).
Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University, defend their new Untold History of the United States against Michael Moynihan’s critical review in The Daily Beast. They explain why a book like theirs is so necessary and say its history checks out—and that it’s Moynihan who has his history wrong.
In his new film, Savages, pot growers who enrage a drug cartel, are the protagonists. One of his three Oscars was for adapting Midnight Express. And then, of course, there’s The Doors, Natural Born Killers, and Scarface, director Oliver Stone curates drug movies, from Dragonwyck to Easy Rider.