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The Century of the Self
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Just watched this video about the manipulation of the masses, and it looks at the progression of mind control, advertising etc from 1900 to the 2000s - all the way up to Reagan, Thatcher and Blair. 

Long, at 4 hours, but I thought it was very enjoyable and informative.






Quote:The Century of the Self is a 2002 British television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis. It focuses on the work of psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, and PR consultant Edward Bernays.[1] In episode one, Curtis says, "This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy."


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#2
Tried to take a look at it and I don't know if it's because I'm in the UK,
but I got this...

'This video contains content from BBC Worldwide, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.'

Big Brother Corporation...? Unknown at this time!

Update: I managed to get Episode One.
'The Century of the Self 1 - Happiness Machines - Adam Curtis'



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(09-11-2016, 12:33 PM)BIAD Wrote: Tried to take a look at it and I don't know if it's because I'm in the UK,
but I got this...

'This video contains content from BBC Worldwide, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.'

Big Brother Corporation...? Unknown at this time!

Update: I managed to get Episode One.
'The Century of the Self 1 - Happiness Machines - Adam Curtis'






Sorry about that - I am using a VPN and so am "in US of A" apparently, today :)

It is well worth watching, imho. Glad you managed to find part 1.

I'd appreciate it if someone in U of K could post one that is accessible to all.
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#4
Both amazing videos.
Makes you think and look around.
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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#5
Try this link, and see if it works in UK - this is the full 4 hour documentary.



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(09-11-2016, 02:33 PM)1984hasarrived Wrote: Try this link, and see if it works in UK - this is the full 4 hour documentary.

Cheers... that one works fine.
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#7
Good to hear, BIAD - I aims to please

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