Robert McNamara, former secretary of defence of the USA, passed away on July 6. For those who don’t know the significance of this man, I can warmly recommend The Fog of War, a documentary where McNamara reflects on his own involment in, and the nature of, war. You can view the movie online at video.google.com (I don’t know how long this will last, but it’s there as I type this). It’s well worth taking the time to watch this, and I can guarantee it will make you think… The film also deservedly won an Oscar for best documentary feature.
After wathcing the movie, you should understand why I think it’s absurd that Michael Jackson’s death caused such insane amounts of publicity, while McNamara’s was hardly worth a notice.