Are you Tricky Dick?

Sorry to bang on about the evils of mainstream media, but we can only allow so much space for it in our printed publication. Besides, it’s interesting and important, innit?

Here’s a brilliant six-and-a-half-minute documentary film by Adam Curtis, explaining how “all of us have become Richard Nixon”, that is, paranoid, anxious and terrified of elites:



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One Response to “Are you Tricky Dick?”

  1. Neil Scott says:

    I enjoyed it, even though it did seem like a parody of other Adam Curtis work. But where does Curtis expect these elites to emerge from? He distinguishes elites from experts, but surely the two overlap. As Brooker showed earlier in Newswipe (opening section), politicians are weird.

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