Century of the Self Episode 1 - Happiness Machines


Century of the Self Episode 1 - Happiness Machines

Adam Curtis, 2002

In this first episode of the four-part series Adam Curtis investigates how those in power have tried to control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. The series follows the career of the 'father of Public Relations' Edward Bernays, who combined the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud. Please be aware the presence of this video on Lucidean.com does not consitute an endorsement of the work of Sigmund Freud.