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A few days ago I posted a message about “The Power of Nightmares” documentary, and friends on Daily Kos have pointed out a better source for the video if you want to try burning your own DVD of it or just watch the mpeg files rather than the stream off google video. The files and DVD ISO image are online at http://www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares and Daily Kos member “monkey knife fight” has posted essentially the same information in his diary way back on June 10th, and I missed it then.

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Thanks goes to Alice Marshall for pointing out that Adam Curtis‘s fascinating BBC documentary “The Power of Nightmares” is now available on google video. This documentary was first broadcast on BBC Two in the Fall of 2004. Later, it was adapted to a single 2.5 hour film for the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Now anyone can watch it on google video, and it is very much worth the effort. This documentary will challenge you to think carefully about the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the parallel rise to power of the neo-conservatives in America. It brings to light the infiltration of the traditional Republican party by the neo-conservatives and their overthrow of Kissinger and other pragmatists like him. It is three sessions at an hour each, so it takes a while to download. I opened the links in different windows, and let them download overnight and watched later. I recommend watching with a notepad handy, this will really make you think and want to do more research for yourself.

Three one hour episodes are available: Part 1 – Baby It’s Cold Outside Part 2 – The Phantom Victory Part 3 – The Shadows in the Cave frame from google video

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