Friday, March 09, 2007
The Trap traces the history of the modern notion of human beings as isolated individuals locked into competition with each other, from its initial emergence in the Rand Corporation's paranoid Cold War games, through to current neoliberal management techniques ("key performance indicators" etc), and on to the "war on terror".
There's an in-depth preview of the series in Socialist Worker this week. You might also want to check a recent Guardian article that focuses more on the psychology side of the documentary than the politics.
Anyhow - set your video: BBC2, 9pm, Sunday 11 March.