Sunday, October 17, 2004

The making of the terror myth

The Guardian are giving some coverage to the upcoming BBC2 documentary, The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear. Made by the guy behind "The Century of the Self", this 3-parter looks at the web spun by politics and media alike around that "war" on terror thing that seems to be all the rage right now. It promises to take the various concepts sold to us such as dirty bombs and Al-Quaeda, and actually go so far as to -gasp- doubt their effectiveness and even their existence. Appalling statistics that many of us are already aware of will help watchers to further question the endless stream of "facts" that we get presented with every day.

Let's just hope it gets picked up on more than "Century of the Self" did...

Update: Gah, did I really forget to add the time it was on? OK, Wednesday, 9pm, BBC2. There.

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