BBC Documentary: The Power of Nightmares

Posted November 9th, 2010 by virgil
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This is a series of films about how and why that fantasy was created, and who it benefits. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neoconservatives, and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today’s nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.

The Power of Nightmares

stuntmantdave 4 years 28 weeks 11 hours 32 min ago

This is an EXCELLENT documentary and recommend it to everyone who wants to have a better understanding of why the people in charge wind up fighting with other people in charge.

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