Texas: America Supersized

The great John Steinbeck once described Texas as a state of mind and obsession as well as a nation in every other sense of the word. Texas is a huge compound of power and wealth and force and attitude too. It’s a frontier state with a frontier history of mentality.

Texas is also one of the home states of the American military industrial complex and it’s the home base of Mission Control for the American space program. Those of you who remember the Apollo missions will remember the most famous line, “Houston, we have a problem”.

Originally aired in 2004 this film sees Christopher Hitchens head to the Lone Star State in order to see how George Bush’s Texan values influenced his presidency. Hitchens’ support for Bush’s war in Iraq saw him become quite the controversial figure in America at the time.

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