The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom is a BBC documentary series by British filmmaker Adam Curtis, well known for other documentaries including The Century of the Self and The Power of Nightmares. It began airing on BBC Two on 11 March 2007
Adam Curtis concludes his series on the origins of our contemporary idea of freedom. He traces the rise of today's narrow and peculiar idea of freedom, looking at how America and Tony Blair set out to spread this idea around the world from Russia to Iraq.
In this episode, Curtis examines the rise of game theory during the Cold War and the way in which its mathematical models of human behaviour filtered into economic thought with particular reference to the work of John Nash, who believed that all humans we