We have been watching that series; Lucy Worsley is always good value( we also count her changes of costume as well). The bit on how statements were altered by the McArthy team , in particular, was amazing
Not seen the programme, but I suspect she could investigate any country, including ours, & find similar twisted to suit the agenda items.
Although we don't like to admit it, lies & corruption are everywhere (particularly in politics) & it's not confined to 3rd world countries. Just look at the Brexit fiasco as one example. Who knows what the real truth is there?
As far as facts are concerned, we only know what we're told by these political types, & most of the time it's a pack of lies, plus of course other stuff provided via media fake news. These untruths usually get discovered years after events. Yep, a bit cynical, but that's the way I see these things.
FE: No, it's not springing from prejudice at all. In the context of the thread subject (although I haven't seen the programme, as I stated), whichever way you wish to dress it up, twisted agenda, bending the truth, pack of lies, it all amounts to same really, in my opinion.
We're all entitled to our views, & even though they don't always align with those held by others, I don't think you have the right to say one view is more, or less, ridiculous than any other held view.
It was interesting that she covered the recurring theme of paranoia over Russia, be it McCarthyism, overstating Russia's capabilities or selective misinformation about who's sitting on who's doorstep. I wonder how that'll go down if the series is shown in America.
I've always thought that Dwight D Eisenhower's warnings about the growth of the military, industrial complex was a warning that went unheeded. If ever there was an example of flawed capitalism, the power the arms manufacturers appear to have over the American government would be hard to beat.