Monday, March 26, 2007
(3:18 AM) | Amish Lovelock:
Trapped...So, after writing a masters thesis in 2006, the conclusion of which specifically made a point of juxtaposing Berlin's two concepts of liberty as encapsulating the Zeitgeist with Franz Fanon's writings on violence, later that year the political philosopher and Arendt scholar Junichi Saito writes a book on Freedom which starts from the premise that Berlin's two concepts describe well our predicament under neoliberalism, and now Adam Curtis comes along in 2007 with a documentary that, despite a gross rehash of the 1960s caricature of Fanon, does exactly the same thing! You know, it kind of makes one wonder that I might have extremely well developed telepathic powers and that in a thought I can influence entire sections of intellectual life around the world...
The whole series is now online here.