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Saw Adam Curtis documentary on history of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and US/UK/USSR influence

March 16, 2015

Very comprehensive documentaries on the subject:
Bitter Lake Adam Curtis Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqwboEpZe88
Bitter Lake Adam Curtis Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyDeT2tD97s

Before that read a nice piece by John Gray – a critique of Pinker’s book:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/13/john-gray-steven-pinker-wrong-violence-war-declining

A supplementary read. A history on Syria:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/the_baby_and_the_baath_water

(All this reading, courtesy, this nice HN thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9206674)

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