November 09, 2014

Century of the Self

This video was posted a year or so ago, but I thought it deserved a re-post for those who may not have seen it. Century of the Self covers an amazing array of subjects: 
 (Jewish) psychology, Sigmund Freud, his American nephew Edward Bernays, social control through the promotion of consumerism, the 1960's social revolutions and much more. The full video on YouTube has been pulled by the BBC for copyright infringement. However, I found the full version on Vimeo. This documentary is just shy of 4 hours but well worth the time. Lots to learn from this one.

'Century of the Self'  Full length documentary:

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"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute invisible government, which is the true ruling power in our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of" - Edward Bernays

1 comment:

Christopher Marlowe said...

I watched this a while back. Excellent series.