The ultimate political goal

Back in 2002, the Adam Curtis film Century of the Self opened my eyes to the horrible world of PR brought about by Edward Bernays’ application of Freud.

Today I finally got around to watching Curtis’ 2007 documentary, The Trap and found that it’s devastatingly applicable to us as escapologists.

The series details “how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today’s idea of freedom.”

I’ll probably write something based around its tenets for the magazine but in the meantime, here’s the first part of the documentary (with the rest available for free at Google video):



Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

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