The Century of the Self




The Century of the Self is an award-winning British television documentary series by Adam Curtis. It focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed, dealt with, and controlled people. This series is banned on YouTube because of the secrets it contains.

“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” —Adam Curtis’ introduction to the first episode.


Part 1 – Happiness Machines



Part 2 – The Engineering of Consent



Part 3 – There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed



Part 4 – Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering