Genius of the Modern World
Ep: 1 "Marx"
Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Born amidst the tumultuous changes of the 19th century, together they reimagined global economics, questioned the very foundations of morality and society, and unraveled the workings of the human mind. Travelling to Europe, Bettany uncovers the personal lives of the men behind the famous theories, explores the social and political climates in which they lived, and shines a light on how their ideas have been manipulated and misunderstood - with sometimes devastating effect.
Ep 1
Watch Until May 15, 5:00pm
Ep 2
Watch Until May 22, 5:00pm
Ep 3
Watch April 27, 8:00pm
Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx. (1 of 3)
Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most brilliant and dangerous minds of the 19th century. His uncompromising and often brutal ideas smashed the assumptions of religion, morality and science. (2 of 3)
Bettany Hughes travels to Vienna on the trail of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Apr 27, 8:00pm
Sat Apr 29, 5:00pm