Subject: ON CORPORATISM, THE IDEAL & THE HISTORICAL COST.
4 April 2015
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
In this three-part series of Adam Curtis’s award-winning film, “The Living Dead,” which is available below, we see the uses and abuses of history in modern society.
The sterile idealism of the ruling class represents an attempt to mobilize society and popular support around private corporate interests, the ‘bottom line’ of which is, as always, maximum private profits.
History has much to teach us about such manipulations, and this is why history courses are being gutted in public schools today, as private corporate interests take increasing control over our classrooms and our minds . . . .
The Living Dead
by Adam Curtin
1/3 “On the Desperate Edge of Now”
2/3 “You Have Used Me as a Fish Long Enough”
The Living Dead -2/3 “You Have Used Me as a Fish Long Enough”
3/3 “The Attic”
Professor of American Studies
University of Grenoble-3
Director of Research
University of Paris-Nanterre
Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego