The Power Of Nightmares (2004)

The Rise of the Politics of Fear

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The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American Neo-Conservatives—in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

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The documentary is composed by three parts:

Part 1 – Baby it’s Cold Outside

Part 2 – The Phantom Victory

Part 3 – The Shadows in the Cave


Watch Online: Google Video: part1, part2 & part3, several languages, @ “Information Clearing House” (all3 parts)


Direct download: part1[1Gb], part1[689Mb], part1[153Mb], part1[67Mb], part2[1Gb], part2[689Mb], part2[153Mb], part2[67Mb], part3[1Gb], part3[689Mb], part3[153Mb], part3[67Mb], (alternative links)

Rapidshare: episode 1, espisode 2, episode 3 (note: you’ll need 7-zip to join the files, instructions here)

Filefactory: episode 1, episode 2, episode 3

Torrent: all 3 parts, alternative torrents here

Info: IMDb, Wikipedia, Official web presence: part1, part2, part3

Transcripts, Audio and Video downloads, and other excellent information on the series

Related Docs @ “Critical Docs”: Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992),

Orwell Rolls In His Grave (2003), Shock Doctrine, The (2007), Trap, The (2007)

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