Genius of the Modern World

Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud changed the landscape of the modern world. Together they reimagined global economics, questioned the foundations of morality and society, and unravelled the workings of the human mind. Historian Bettany Hughes uncovers the personal lives of the men behind the famous theories and explores the social and political climates in which these great thinkers lived.

Episodes

Air Date: May 21, 2017 - 59:17
Bettany Hughes travels to Vienna on the trail of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.
Air Date: May 14, 2017 - 59:20
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most brilliant and dangerous minds of the 19th century.
Air Date: May 07, 2017 - 58:42
Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx.