Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Trap: An interview with Adam Curtis

Blairwatch has an interview with Adam Curtis, whose three-part series The Trap is showing on BBC2 at the moment.
What I'm trying to argue is that we have adopted, both our politicians and ourselves to an extent a narrow economic idea of what freedom means and that's based on the idea that the individual is free once his or her wants or needs are simply satisfied and is free just do what he or she wants.

Other Ideas of freedom are actually about changing the world both individually or collectively and transforming it and having the power to do that which is freeing yourself from the constraints, I don't know, scarcity or political oppression, all sorts of things. But really there are many, many different ideas, and much wider ideas of freedom. That's what I was trying to say.
Thanks to Not Saussure.

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