Politricks, it’s deep

The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.

The films compare the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and suggesting a strong connection 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 in fact 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.

The Power of Nightmares has been praised by film critics in both Britain and the United States. Its message and content have also been the subject of various critiques and criticisms from conservatives and progressives.

* re-post from IRAK NY

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~ by vargucci on August 7, 2007.

2 Responses to “Politricks, it’s deep”

  1. If you like this one check out “century of the self” or “the corporation.” Both are available on Google video, etc.

  2. good lookin’ out gavin, i’m on it! thanks!

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