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Adam Curtis has made some stunningly good documentaries. This is another fascinating watch, explaining why the western world is where it is, politically speaking, in terms of Libya, Trump, Syria and any number of other political hot potatoes that the world prefers to see in far-too-simplistic terms. The final third, especially:

Well worth watching are his other ones, starting with The Power of Nightmares:

and the excellent Bitter Lake:

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Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...