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Read In Retrospect: the Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam, published in 1995, to learn more about McNamara’s views on the Vietnam War and the lessons he learned.
Learn more about the 1995 Hanoi Conference, when McNamara met with Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, in Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy, published in 2000.
Read up on the work of the World Bank, which aims to “end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity” where McNamara went on to work after serving as Secretary of Defense.
Delve deeper into the work of director Errol Morris, watching one of his other fine documentaries. Visit his website to learn about his films, writings, and lectures.