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Hypernormalization — the film by Adam Curtis (BBC)

HyperNormalisation is Adam Curtis’ latest documentary film for the BBC released on Oct. 16, 2016. It is perhaps Curtis’s most compelling work to date. Presciently, it was released on Oct. 16, 2016, just prior to the stunning, surprise election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Curtis compellingly argues that since the 1970s, governments, financiers and high-tech engineers have consistently constructed a fake world to replace an unsatisfactory real one. In Orwellian style, that fake world is…

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SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF HAPPINESS:  THE KEYS TO ACHIEVING THE GOOD LIFE

by Harold von Kursk For over two millennia, philosophers, thinkers, scholars, revolutionaries, politicians and psychologists have speculated on the nature of happiness.  We all seem to crave it – yet it remains an elusive and fungible notion. Though the greatest minds in history have all sought to define, elucidate, and explore the basis of what makes us happy, the very concept, like the state of mind itself, often escapes our grasp as soon as we…

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