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Based on The antidote to civilisational collapse: An interview with the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis (2018).

In the 80s, towards the last years of the Soviet Union, everyone from the top to the bottom knew that Soviet society was not working, knew it was corrupt, knew that bosses were looting the system, knew that politicians had no alternative vision. Everyone just accepted the total sense of fakeness as normal. This is what Alexei Yurchak, a historian, labelled “HyperNormalization”.

Adam Curtis, a documentary filmmaker, summarizes some excellent points in this interview.


  1. I feel a little uncomfortable about this. ↩

  2. Perhaps, we will see him see become fashionable again in this sense, given the resurgence of religious identities and conflicts. ↩