Four Horsemen is a 2012 British film pamphlet directed by Ross Ashcroft. The film criticises the system of fractional reserve banking, debt-based economy and political lobbying by banks, which it regards as a serious threat to Western civilisation. It criticises the War on Terror, which it means is not fought to eliminate al-Qaeda and other militant organizations, but to create larger debt to the banks. As an alternative, the film promotes a return to classical economics and the gold standard. Among those interviewed are Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist at the World Bank, Noam Chomsky, linguistics professor, John Perkins, author and former economic hitman, Herman Daly, economy professor and Max Keiser, TV host and former trader. The film was released theatrically in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2012.