The Other USA

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19 Mar 2024

A New Documentary on the Three Missed Chances for World Peace (1991-2016)

With Putin’s latest election victory clocking in 87.28% of the vote (in a nation that had a historic 74% voter turnout) and with the rising NATO war drums raising in pitch, I thought it would be useful to share a 27 minute documentary which I had the pleasure of co-writing with Jason Dahl and Dr. Edward Lozansky titled ‘The Other USA’. — Matthew Ehret

In this short film, a sweeping new picture of recent history is presented from the disintegration of the Soviet Union through the three major attempts to achieve US-Russian friendship between 1998-2016.

The window of opportunity to alter a tragic course of history is running out, so learning this history is a vital pre-condition for the survival of humanity.

These two words – “democracy” and “values” — which have been repeated non-stop by politicians and the media, are practically devalued. Politics in general is a cynical enterprise but nowadays when we have a deeply polarized society, when the majority on both sides believes that the government is taking the country in the wrong direction, hearing the repetitive messaging of the superiority of US democracy and values is pretty pathetic. “The Other USA” and many countries of what is called “The Global South” see a different road that would benefit the United States, and the rest of the world through a win-win strategy based on mutual respect of interests of all rather than the hegemony of one. Which road would you choose?

Matthew Ehret  Matthew Ehret is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, a  journalist, and co-founder of the Rising Tide Foundation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Patriot Review, Senior Fellow at the American University of Moscow and host of The Great Game on Rogue News. He has authored the book series The Untold History of Canada and the recently published book series The Clash of the Two Americas. Email:

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