The Century of The Self

VIDEO
by Adam Curtis for the BBC

A fascinating four-part series about Edward Bernays and how he helped shape consumerism in the 20th century. Based on political propaganda and Sigmund Freud’s studies in psychoanalysis as behavior models, Bernays created the public relations profession that  helped turn productive American capitalism into a mercenary, debt-based culture. Part 1 below. The full series can be watched here »


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