Movie Review: Borgen

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The Danish TV sensation Borgen, is described by Peggy Noonan, political editorial writer for the WSJ as “one of the greatest portrayals of modern politics and government I have ever seen.” Noonan points out in her review that “Borgen is the popular name of Copenhagen’s Christiansborg Palace, which houses the Parliament and prime minister’s office.”

The fictional series follows Denmark’s first female prime minister through three seasons of political intrigue, policy debates and decisions. Among other things, Borgen shows how the US squeezes its allies to go along with illegal activities and how big business, media and special interests negotiate and interact with government.

If you want to know how it feels to be “in the room where it happens,” here it is!

DVD’s are available from Netflix and Amazon and download/stream available from the BBC and iTunes.