Documentary: The Century of the Self (2002 – Parts 1 & 2)

The_Century_of_the_SelfWednesday March 21st 2007, Documentary: The Century of the Self (Parts 1 & 2) by Adam Curtis, 2002.

This eye-opening documentary by BBC’s Adam Curtis takes you along on a disturbing tour of the developments in psychological manipulation used by corporations and governments since the beginning of the 20th century.

The first two parts focus on the application of Freudian psychoanalysis as a means to manipulate and control the minds of the people in the United States, to make them compliant citizens and willing consumers during the era leading up to – and after –  the second world war.