The Power of Nightmares: explaining terrorism

September 6th, 2007

I came across this really interesting program from 2004 produced by the BBC. The Power of Nightmares explains terrorism and indeed the current geopolitical climate in terms of the US neoconservatives' need to scare us in order to battle liberal values. Interestingly, the current radical Islamist movements are explained to stem from what was a similar movement to protect Arab states from corrupting Western influence.

The program is in three parts (180min), see them all on:

On the other hand, if you're going to be flying anytime soon, you might do better to skip this one, as it will infuriate you even further at all the bullshit you have to go through and have your toothpaste and scissors stolen.

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1 Responses to "The Power of Nightmares: explaining terrorism"

  1. erik says:

    The trade in fear is one of the more obscure elements of politics. Makes me feel dirty...