Comments on 2019-11-15 The Century of the Self

Thanks for recommending these! I watched them the other night and thought they were great.

I’ve seen another documentary by Adam Curtis called HyperNormalisation that I liked too, will have to go through his whole filmography.

– rjt 2019-11-20 11:09 UTC


You are welcome! 🙂

On Mastodon, I also saw the following recommendations:

@clew said: “There’s a book called No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart that’s good on that. Tom Slee. Not especially about Walmart, as it happens.”

@dredmorbius also recommended HyperNormalisation, and The Loving Trap.

@ludibrium recommended Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing consent (1992).

@krozruch said: “I’ve been going through all of Adam Curtis’ documentaries recently. The Mayfair Set most recently - which is more relevant to Brexit than I may have realised. All of them have something to say. I first watched a handful of them (The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self, and All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace) as they came out and talked about them a lot. I’m working on reviews of a few of them now. Great stuff!”

So I guess you’re not alone.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-11-20 17:33 UTC


Adding his blog (which was last updated in 2016) to this little shrine to A. Curtis.

Seriously though, we seem to be victims of our circumstances and free will is a necessary illusion so that we can face ourselves in the mirror.

AlokSingh 2019-11-29 14:21 UTC


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