17 March 2008

The Power of Nightmares (BBC)

Adam Curtis (BBC) received numerous awards for this series of films.
The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist 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.

You can watch the three parts for free, and can even download (legally) them for your ipod right
>here<. I truly believe this is a must see for everyone. to view

part 1 'Baby it's cold outside'
part 2 'The phantom victory'
part 3 'The shadows in the cave'

More information about this documentary can be found >here<.