The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self is an award-winning British television documentary series by Adam Curtis. It focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analysed, dealt with, and controlled people.

“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” Adam Curtis’s introduction to the first episode.

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by New Philosopher on July 14, 2014

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