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One of the richest men in the world and the most powerful man in Italy, Silvio Beriusconi not only controls Europe's largest media empire, he also dominates the Italian political landscape. David Sells assesses the controversial and charismatic mogul known as "the Great Seducer".


Silvio Beriusconi
David Sells

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The Century of the Self

BBC Four

The Century of the Self

The Engineering of Consent

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

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This episode explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud's ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses. Show more


Adam Curtis
Executive Producer:
Stephen Lambert

BBC Four

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BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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