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The following is a response to recent work by Dr Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien, carried out as part of their on-going collaborative project… 1,284 more words

Colonel Gaddafi, a Very Young Michael Whitaker and Fantasia in Libya

Thank you Matt for this spectacular oddity from Adam Curtis at the BBC. In 1982, Libya held an international showjumping contest that featured top British riders and a thousand-strong Bedouin “fantasia”. 38 more words


Cinema Corner #315: "Dear Zachary" & "Bitter Lake"

I was doing a bit of Wiki-hopping. You know, where you look at one Wikipedia page, then follow a link to a different page and so on. 1,512 more words


Getting hooked on 'Better Call Saul:’ Pop culture fiver

1. ‘Better Call Saul’ could be the greatest spin-off ever

The first thing you realise about ‘Better Call Saul’ is just how much you’ve missed ‘Breaking Bad.’ That isn’t supposed to be derogatory. 995 more words

Adam Curtis

The Parable of Kinshasa

Increasingly, we live in a world where nothing makes any sense. Events come and go like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and uncertain. Those in power tell us stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality. 

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Ruskin on the Arms Trade and Petroleum

In an open letter to workmen and labourers entitled Charitas (1871) John Ruskin quite boldly asks his readers to make three promises. The first is this: 990 more words


Bitter Lake - Adam Curtis

Bitter Lake is a 2 hour 15 minute documentary about western politicians influences in middle-east, even before the war with Afghanistan, which finally came to an end after 13 years, in an effort to spread democracy. 316 more words

Adam Curtis