Bookmarks for 2011-10-30

October 31st, 2011 | brainjuice

  • BBC – Adam Curtis Blog: DREAM ON
    "I want to tell an odd, romantic, but ultimately very sad story that shows where this fear of possession on the left comes from. It is set during last the time that British, European and American students tried to be a vanguard for revolution. It shows how that fear can easily lead to a pessimistic belief that all one's dreams for a better future are just illusions – and how that pessimism then came to paralyse the left in Britain throughout the eighties and nineties." I rarely completely agree with Adam Curtis' work, but find his arguments fascinating.
    (tags:pol writing )