Many people were wrong.
His 2012 book and TV series, The Untold History of the United States, suggests the iconic filmmaker is renewing efforts to challenge the mainstream narrative regarding,
To complete the 10-part documentary series and 750 page book, Stone collaborated with World War 2 scholar Peter Kuznick.
The controversial filmmaker says that in assessing American history since the 1930s, it's our involvement in the Middle East that really grabbed his attention.
According to Stone, the U.S. government's destabilizing role actually goes back much further than ISIS.
His new series pinpoints moments of American intrusion in the region as far back as the 1930s and follows it all the way to,
Stone etched his way into the hearts and minds of the American public in the mid-to-late 1980s with two films depicting powerful experiences from the Vietnam War.
Stone's JFK famously questioned the mainstream narrative of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, endearing the filmmaker to conspiracy theory circles for decades with a fictional account of a lawyer bringing the U.S. government to trial for its role in the assassination.
In recent years, Oliver Stone has received less acclaim for films like World Trade Center, which failed to question the mainstream narrative of 9/11, and W., which gave relatively gentle treatment to George W. Bush's presidency.
Stone's 2012 series, The Untold History of the United States, is a return to the intellectual form of one of his earliest successes, Salvador, which was strongly critical of the U.S.-supported right wing military of the Salvadoran Civil War.
The last episode in the series is called 'Bush & Obama: Age of Terror' (below video).
It covers the following subjects:
Stone says his documentary series is an alternative approach to American history, one he hopes will fight the "educational crime" of exposing today's schoolchildren to the propaganda of standard textbooks and television programs.
On this note, Stone doesn't mince words: