November 24, 2004

Programs you won't see on US television.

The three-part BBC series, The Power of Nightmares:

In a new series, the Power of Nightmares explores how the idea that we are threatened by a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion.

It is a myth that has spread unquestioned through politics, the security services and the international media.

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.

These two groups have changed the world but not in the way either intended.

Together they created today's nightmare vision of an organised terror network.

A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. Those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.

Information Clearing House has streaming video of the three programs at these links:

Part I: Baby It's Cold Outside

Part II: The Phantom Victory

Part III: The Shadows in the Cave

The video on Part II isn't particularly good, but the content repays your patience and then some.

Via wood s lot.

Posted by Magpie at November 24, 2004 03:59 PM | War on Terrorism | Technorati links |