In his article Reich says:
What I would like to know Mr Reich, is if in your documentary “Saving Capitalism” you will be mentioning about ending the perpetual state of war and about winding down the Empire. I cannot see how democracy and freedom can be restored to us in any significant degree unless we end the wars and begin dismantling the Empire. The citizens that participated in the war effort in WWII were not fighting to save Capitalism, at least I cannot ever remember anyone promoting that idea. What I heard was that we were fighting for freedom and democracy and the American way of life, and a dream that it would be an end to war. I suppose that Capitalism could be included in “the American way of life”, but then so could the New Deal reforms and the unions and the American school system and equal opportunity. When profits are a concern Capitalism has little use for the New Deal reforms, unions, the American school system, equal opportunity, freedom, democracy, and peace, so I trust that you will be giving in your documentary a convincing reason why we should want to “save Capitalism” when it seems quite happy and willing to take away from us what we want and the things that we fought for.