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Zapping the Empire
What Happened To Our Dream of Freedom?
News Report
 Joe Broadhurst  Contact Contributor
BBC2: Adam Curtis continues his series of films explaining the origins of our contemporary, narrow and limited idea of freedom.
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âï¿Â½Ã¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½The Trap: What Happened To Our Dream of Freedom?âï¿Â½Ã¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½ is a three-part series of films written and directed by BAFTA-winning producer Adam Curtis, explaining the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom.
Adam Curtis continues his series of films explaining the origins of our contemporary, narrow and limited idea of freedom.

This episode tells the story of how, in the 1990s, politicians from both right and left tried to apply an idea of freedom modelled on the freedom of the market to all other areas of society.

Behind it was a scientific model of ourselves as simplified robots, rational calculating beings whose behaviour and even feelings could be predicted by numbers. Out of this came todayâï¿Â½Ã¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½s systems of management - from performance targets to the new categories of mental disorder, and reading the genetic codes buried inside us.

Part 1 & 2 are available here:
http://fridaymorningafter.wordpress.com/2007/03/20/the-lonely-robot-part-2-of-the-trap/

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