There is wonder.
“Nothing ever change,” sing The Specials in the opening of Adam Curtis’ latest diagnosis of the modern world. On the contrary: many things have changed except Adam Curtis. The needle drops remain brilliant, the hours of BBC archive footage continue to haunt, and the central thesis you’ve probably heard before: people in power have simplified and distorted reality in order to better manage and control individuals, often leading to unforeseen and disastrous consequences. The most devastating of which, according to…