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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Paperback – 24 Jun 2008
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“Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell.” ―John le Carré
“Bold and brilliantly conceived . . . Klein may well have revealed the master narrative of our time.” ―William S. Kowinski, San Francisco Chronicle
“This is a brilliant book, one of the most important I have read in a long time.” ―Howard Zinn
“Klein provides a rich description of the political machinations required to force unsavory economic policies on resisting countries and of the human toll. She paints a disturbing portrait of hubris, not only on the part of Friedman but also of those who adopted his doctrines, sometimes to pursue more corporatist objectives.” ―Joseph E. Stiglitz, The New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant, brave, and terrifying book. It's nothing less than the secret history of what we call the 'free market.' It should be compulsory reading.” ―Arundhati Roy
“Pulls the curtain back on free-market myths and exposes the forces that are really driving our economy . . . Klein's book is powerful and prophetic. . . . A brilliant dissection.” ―Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
“Naomi Klein is one of the most important new voices in American journalism today.” ―Seymour M. Hersh
“The Shock Doctrine is the defining, covert history of our era.” ―Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
About the Author
NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. Her first book, the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was translated into twenty-eight languages and called "a movement bible" by The New York Times. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Nation and The Guardian and reported from Iraq for Harper's Magazine. In 2004, she released The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina's occupied factories, co-produced with director Avi Lewis. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws degree from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia.
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This is a misinformed version of capitalism with a neophyte understanding of economics. The harsh criticism of Milton Friedman and others is not backed by any convincing argument or solution to the mishaps that followed in South America. Although she has done some appreciable work by highlighting what is definitely condemnable like “Experimental psychiatry and shock therapy” conducted by secret agencies and the military on their subjects, she conveniently interconnects this with the supposedly secret economic intentions of the United States and others to impose “Voodoo economics” on other countries for unknown reasons. The book is severely lacking in perspective. The conclusions which are arrived at are questionable and baseless.
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And when I finished the “Shock Doctrine”, I realized it was published before the financial meltdown and crash of 2008, before Obama’s first term, before drone assassinations, before Edward Snowden's NSA whistleblowing, before Greece and the financial crisis with the EU, reconstruction demands from the World Bank, Germany, the IMF; before the regime change of Lybia, before ISIS, wars in Syria, Yemen, Ukraine; before the oil glut destroyed international economic stability, and long before the 2016 presidential election.
But Klein's book is a perfect fit in an imperfect world, a perfect prophetic blueprint for what has come before now, what came after, and what may probably come in the near future.
As a person considering myself progressive, I have tried in recent years to get to better understand what goes on beneath the apparent destructive trends in our social and political policies. I have realized that I and many of us, have been naive, preaching and repeating, demonstrating but with little or not enough, understanding of the dynamics that are pulling on all of us, and often pulling us down.
As a psychotherapist I have been concentrating on the inner dynamics keeping us addicted, just about, to blame and denial. This book, I have to say, blew me out of the water. It is so smart, so thorough and so clear--even if the concepts and facts are making me toss and turn and get upset and have to reread. Meanwhile I have been reading This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough. They are extremely worthy and important, very important in their own right, but I keep coming back to just how urgent the concepts in The Shock Doctrine are.
I will do my part and re-read, so as to re-absorbe. This is the stuff we need to be aware of and current on, and have on our lips, in our minds, our hearts, and in the urgent discussions we can only have as we get more aware of what the ? is really going on in a world that often provokes us to be scattered, confused, polarized and even despairing.
Oh yes, here too an important addendum is that this book does not leave the reader in a dark space without hope. But please read it to see where Naomi Klein winds up, as she helps us to see where clarity could yield something deeply and dramatically positive.