Another good documentary is "The One Percent"Yeah, me too so far, I'm very, very surprised by it though.
Even allowing for Moore's trademark exaggeration or sensationalism there's some really down and dirty behaviour featured in this movie, its pretty indefensible and I'd say, honestly, that its pretty removed from the newsreel black and white propaganda footage Moore has interspaced throughout.
There's points too which I'd never considered before like the US' ability to claim as victories for capitalism and the nation in competition with other nations which were at distinct disadvantages because of their post war devastated state of development.
It really doesnt look like the US and its prefered economic model is really that competitive on a level playing field, its being spun as a consequence of the welfare state but its competitors on this level playing field have welfare states which are as generous, often more generous, the elite ideology, or pathology as I've come to think of it, is a real hinderence.
I think about this a lot because while I may not like a lot of things about US hegemony, either historically or presently, from a straight up ethical position, I do know that it is appealing, even if its just a dream a dream is a dream and I think people need that sort of thing and its proven more popular than its alternatives, and I've also benefited from US hegemony too. A lot of agitators or opposition have a problem acknowledging that but I dont. A world dominated by Russia, China and others like them I'm really not sure would be a change up for the better.