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‘Wag the Dog’ is the movie showing how politicians can use war to distract voters

January 2020
Wag the Dog is a comedy from 1997 speculating on how a US president could spark a war in another country to manipulate voters' opinion ahead of an upcoming election.

The movie, starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman, has been mentioned in the media recently in connection with Donald Trump stepping up the conflict with Iran at the same time as he has a trial against him and a new presidential election later this year.

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