Friday, September 01, 2006

The Power of Nightmares

For anyone that is interested in the state of the world today related to American politics and terrorism, I highly recommend watching this BBC documentary on the concurrent rise of the neo-conservative movement and Islamic terrorism over the past fifty years.

The documentary is downloadable in three parts and is rather long (one hour per installment), but it is definitely worth watching. Not only will you learn the history of these movements, but you'll also see how supremely weak grounded both ideologies and movements are. Seriously, it is worth setting aside the time to watch them (as well as contemplating these issues in relation to other things like, say, the military industrial complex and corporate personhood).

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