The Power of Nightmares

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by citizenzen, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    I wish I had the time to watch it. From the first 5 minutes it sounds very interesting.
  2. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    I've just started part 2.

    Part 1 is an eye-opener. :eek:
  3. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    Yeah, this has been around awhile. Adam Curtis makes some very entertaining and thought provoking documentaries. They are quite sensationalist, but fun nonetheless. The Century of the Self is another good one.

    You might enjoy this one on how we have all become Richard Nixon. For context, it appeared on a satirical news show.
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    Nearly all of Curtis's work is available online,whilst I wouldn't necessarily agree with all his points of view he is streets ahead of most of the other media crap that passes as "serious television".
  5. citizenzen thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    Having lived through most of the events, I was most interested by the first episode and hearing about Leo Strauss and Said Kotb, two people who helped form the philosophies that started the neoconservatism and Islamist movements.

    But what a sordid little tale that was.

    Too bad we're still living it. :(

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