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Peter Davis

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Peter Davis

Peter Davis is an author and filmmaker who received an Academy Award in 1975 for his documentary on the Vietnam War, Hearts and Minds. His novel, Girl of My Dreams, which is set in Hollywood in the 1930s, will  be published in May.


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In the early part of the twentieth century, women’s creative talent was far more widely recognized and valued in the filmmaking community.

El Salvador today is an Exhibit A casualty of the American imperium.

Closeness, even friendship, with our former enemies.

Only on my last day in this hilly, river-spliced city, with such
beguiling old world charm and art nouveau elegance that unless you're
Kafka a strenuous effort is required to maintain fury or g

An imperial errand is not so hard to begin, not so easy to complete.

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Peter Davis is on assignment in Iraq for The Nation.

If Americans have done their best to forget the war, so have the

In this country, where a US military attack echoes more loudly perhaps
than anywhere else in the world, protesters against the war are
expressing themselves from Hanoi in the north to central V