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Genius of the Modern World 

Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.
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Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

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16 June 2016 (UK) See more »

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Terrible camera work but full of information
15 January 2020 | by angiegoodnightSee all my reviews

I love all of the information that is presented but the camera bothered me so much that I got most of the way through the first episode before I had to turn it off and switch to something else. On top of the akward and distracting camera, there's A LOT of footage of things that don't relate to the topic at all. Very dissapointing. I wanted to watch this.


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