1.31.2011

The Century of the Self - There is Policeman Inside all our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed

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This is part three of the Adam Curtis documentary that originally aired on BBC back in 2002.  In this episode, Mr. Curtis looks at Wilhelm Reich, including his theories of orgone energy, and posits that his theories were presented as an antidote to those of Sigmund Freud and his nephew Edward Bernays (a pioneer of the Public Relations profession).  Oddly enough, as a student, Dr. Reich was a student of Dr. Freud's back in the early 1920's.  But, more than that, the film takes a look at the roots and methods of modern consumerism, democracy, commodification and its implications.

Here is part 3:



Here is a downloadable version from Archive.org
Part 1 Part 2 Part 4
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