The Century of the Self

CENTURY OF THE SELF: FROM THE SAME DIRECTOR AS FROM THE SAME DIRECTOR AS “THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES”

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Adam Curtis, The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?

Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society’s belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man’s ultimate goal.

Language: English 
Approx. 4 Hours

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