The Power of Nightmares - part 2 - 1/3
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Adam Curtis - The Power of Nightmares - 02 - The Phantom Victory
The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countriesâ€”and particularly American Neo-Conservativesâ€”in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.