Lambert provided an excellent overview to this Adam Curtis series in his post introducing the first episode of The Power of Nightmares, and readers added a good deal of insightful commentary.
Many readers are familiar with Adam Curtis’ work (my personal fave is the four-part Century of the Self, which I featured over Christmas when the blog was one year old), but for those of you who’ve not seen Curtis before, JustAnObserver gave a sense yesterday of why his documentaries are important:
Caught the first part by chance the evening it was broadcast. Was so riveted, I’d never heard of Adam Curtis before, that I cleared my extensive social calendar for the next 2 weeks. I think I could credit it with the beginnings of some – lets say – skepticism towards the official neocon/neolib “narratives”.
Even if you don’t agree with everything Curtis says, the odds are high that you will find this series to be compelling.