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May (3 posts)

  1. Kabul: City Number One - Part 9

    Thursday 27 May 2010, 20:08

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    1-2-3-4 - WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?

    On November the 4th last year Paula Loyd, a cultural anthroplogist attached to the US army, was interviewing an Afghan man in a small village in southern Afghanistan.

    As she asked him about fuel prices he suddenly poured petrol over her from a jug he was holding. He...

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  2. LA VACHE QUI RIT

    Thursday 20 May 2010, 17:40

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    A few weeks ago the man who held the key to one of the great mysteries of Western Europe died.

    He was called Emile Fradin. He was a farmer in France in a village called Glozel near the town of Vichy. And he was 103 years old.

    His story is extraordinary. Back in the 1920s Emile Fradin was working in a...

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  3. THE RETURN OF THE GNOMES OF ZURICH

    Thursday 13 May 2010, 13:04

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    Here are some extracts from a fascinating Panorama made in 1968 - about how there are massive spending cuts on the way and asking where they will happen. It is called Where Will the Axe Fall?

    The Labour government was in the midst of a terrible economic crisis. Harold Wilson had devalued the pound and...

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