From The Pinky Show:
The program notes:
Pinky takes you on a field trip to Chicago, Illinois, in search of the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Included: a brief introduction to this important world’s fair at the end of the 19th century; how the fair helped forge a new national identity; the role of the fair in redefining American attitudes toward the rest of the world; relationships between the fair and the development of U.S. imperialism; how the fair disappeared.
Here’s another Pinky Show video, created in 2007, Banked Into Submission (The Globalizationist’s Guide to Developing Poverty).
The main thing that’s different five years later is that the same techniques are being applied to First World economies in today’s Europe: