The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most brilliant and dangerous minds of the 19th century. Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of the man who said ‘God is dead’, but whose work was most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted. His anti-Semitic sister made sure he posthumously became the poster boy for Hitler’s drive for an Aryan ideal. His philosophical quest ultimately led him to madness, but his ideas helped shape the intellectual landscape of the modern world.
Dir/Producer Anna Cox. Exec Producer David Upshal.