Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

The century of the self

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Adam Curtis’ acclaimed 4 part documentary examines the rise of the all-consuming self in the 20th century against the backdrop of Sigmund Freud’s pioneering work on the subconsious.

To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self seems like the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society - how did the all-consuming self appear, who played a part, and in whose interests?

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John Berger’s classic 1968 article ‘The Nature of Mass Demonstrations’ -things are heating up politically, who knows?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Not my own work, but something I feel is very relevant in today’s current political climate. January saw a wave of demonstrations against the brutal attacks on Gaza, and equally large demonstrations are planned for the NATO meeting in Strasbourg 1-5th April. Another world IS possible! Enjoy.

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