The anti-war activist and the director—both Vietnam veterans—discuss the influence of their pasts on their politics today, in a conversation with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
For Veterans Day 2017, Truthdig revisits a 2005 photo essay by Zuade Kaufman on American veteran, anti-war activist and writer Ron Kovic.
Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone, who both served in Vietnam, share what they see as the most devastating aspects of the U.S. military-industrial complex during a conversation with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
The veteran and activist calls transgender members of the military "supremely patriotic" in a conversation about war's realities with Oliver Stone and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
For Veterans Day, Truthdig presents footage of the author and the film director discussing their experiences with war, peace and politics in a discussion moderated by Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer.
Listen to Bruce Springsteen read his new foreword for the 40th anniversary edition of Ron Kovic's "Born on the Fourth of July," and hear the first chapter of the classic memoir.
"I never did a movie because it was good for my career," the director tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in a hard-hitting conversation about filmmaking, America's military exploits, Russia and other topics. (Transcript added.)
The author of “Born on the Fourth of July” met with the Truthdig journalists at the University of Southern California on Oct. 18 to talk about his latest book, “Hurricane Street,” and how he became a peace activist. Truthdig broadcast the discussion live on Facebook.
“The care we were receiving at the hospital at the time was in many cases abusive," so "150 paralyzed men in wheelchairs, but also veterans from other parts of the hospital, some nurses, some caregivers, aides who had courage and their own reason to protest,” organized in Vietnam veterans' interests.