8.29.2007

The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self is a 4 part BBC documentary and is an eye-opener.
It describes the birth of public relations, marketing, focus groups, etc...and frames these as ways to control democracy. Although it's a fairly one-sided view of the history of psychology, and doesn't mention the role of religion as a factor at all, it's pretty damn powerful. It's sobering to think that all the world turmoil of the 30s is right around the corner when the economy collapses again.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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