Posts Tagged ‘century of the self’

Policy by focus group

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, August 15th, 2008 - 13 comments

Colin Espiner on the Nats’ energy policy: …National’s energy policy is conservative and lacking in new ideas… What it has delivered is a short-term, pragmatic policy lacking in vision. But unlike Labour, it is probably a policy in step with current public opinion. Maybe these kinds of flaccid policy statements are inevitable when you: (a) painstakingly sterilise […]

Video: The Century of the Self

Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, July 6th, 2008 - 12 comments

Hager’s Crosby/Textor revelations and the ensuing debate reminded me of this four party BBC documentary by Adam Curtis: The Century of the Self. Embedded below is part four entitled “Eight people sipping wine in Kettering”: To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has […]

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