Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Power of Nightmares

The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamic movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American Neo-Conservatives—in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies. Adam curtis once again blows our minds with another must see documentary.

1 of 3 episodes

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