The War in Ukraine: Oliver Stone and Lex Fridman

Source: Lex Fridman YT Channel, May 17, 2022

Oliver Stone is a filmmaker with 3 Oscar wins and 11 Oscar nominations. His films include Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, Scarface, JFK, Nixon, Alexander, W, Snowden, and documentaries where he has interviewed Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Vladimir Putin.

Oliver’s Twitter:
Chasing the Light (book): Chasing The Light: Writing, Directing, and Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the Movie Game: Stone, Oliver: 9780358346234: Books
A Bright Future (book): A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow: Goldstein, Joshua S., Qvist, Staffan A., Pinker, Steven: 9781541724112: Books

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0:00 - Introduction
2:54 - Nuclear power
15:52 - Russia and US relations
21:07 - JFK and the Cold War
26:24 - Interviewing Putin
50:02 - Invasion of Ukraine
59:20 - Why Putin invaded Ukraine
1:13:44 - Propaganda
1:21:02 - Interviewing Putin in 2022
1:28:17 - Nuclear war
1:34:28 - Advice on interviewing
1:38:09 - Interviewing Hitler
1:41:30 - Putin interview language barrier
1:42:41 - Love
1:44:36 - Advice to young people
1:47:42 - Mortality
1:48:44 - Regrets
1:50:41 - Meaning of life