The Power of Nightmares | 2005

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A look at how fear has come to dominate politics in America, Britain and around the world--and that much of that fear is based on an illusion. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives ...more
Director: Adam Curtis
Writers: Adam Curtis
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Awards: 1 win | full awards »

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A look at how fear has come to dominate politics in America, Britain and around the world--and that much of that fear is based on an illusion. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives, and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today's nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.

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