Notes from JC
Just in case anyone is wondering, no, I don't smoke cigars (or anything else!). I do like a glass of port from time to time though. :)
Also—and I'm quite sure many of you will have picked up on this—Antony and I sometimes do exactly what Adam Curtis does and say "everyone" when we actually mean "many people", etc., but, in our defence, ours is an unscripted conversation in which hyperbole is difficult to avoid, whereas Mr. Curtis is reading from his carefully-crafted script. Just saying...
Items mentioned in / related to the conversation
Adam Curtis, HyperNormalisation (widely available online)