The Century Of The Self

June 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

I love a good documentary.

This fascinating BBC doc is about how those in power have used Sigmund Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. Uncomfortable to watch in the sense that it makes very clear the effect that individualism has been encouraged by business and politics, but ultimately leaves us powerless.

Not exactly date-night material. (Unless you get off on a mix of psychoanalysis and 20th century power structures. In which case you should see someone.)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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