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Title: The century of the all consuming self
Post by: Ayinde on September 17, 2009, 01:24:41 PM

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Monday 29 April - Thursday 2 May 2002

Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty.

To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? (

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