The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom, by Adam Curtis

In Teori sociale on 24 January, 2008 at 14:52

Critics will probably accuse Curtis, as they did after The Power of Nightmares, of being paranoid himself – of seeing in government policies a sinister plot to control the populace by tricking them. “But I’ve never believed that anyone’s bad,” the 51-year-old Curtis insists, bouncing restlessly around the Soho office where he’s editing the series. “People do bad things because they’re forced into circumstances. Journalists always want to find a smoking gun – people sitting in rooms saying ‘let’s bomb Iraq’.” As for what happened to the concept of freedom, he says: “I don’t think there are baddies in this. I think our leaders, and us, in the belief that they were trying to find freedom, have gone down a road that’s led us into a trap, towards a world without meaning or purpose. We’re complicit.”

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