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"At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq'' civil war, a new law is unveiled that will allow Shell and BP to claim the country's vast oil reserves Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly outsources the running of the 'War on Terror' to Halliburton and Blackwater After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts New Orleans residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be re-opened." Klein not only kicks butt, she names names, notably economist Milton Friedman and his radical Chicago School of the 1950s and 60s which she notes "produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today." Stand up and take a bow, Donald Rumsfeld.
There's little doubt Klein's book--which arrived to enormous attention and fanfare thanks to her previous missive, the best-selling No Logo, will stir the ire of the right and corporate America. It's also true that Klein's assertions are coherent, comprehensively researched and footnoted, and she makes a very credible case. Even if the world isn't going to hell in a hand-basket just yet, it's nice to know a sharp customer like Klein is bearing witness to the backroom machinations of government and industry in times of turmoil. --Kim Hughes
This book is meticulously researched and elegantly written. Much of the world will become significantly more understandable in light of the information this book documents. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Reem Ayouby
A superb analysis of the legacy left by neoconservative policy. Naomi Klein ranks with Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis and William K. (Bill) Black.Published 5 months ago by Jim H.
So this is why democratic governments are dismantling public programs, monitoring and inspecting environmental programs and public service unions!Published 6 months ago by Mary
This is a scholarly, exhaustively-footnoted work by a brilliant author. Klein's underlying premise is that disciples and acolytes of neocon economist Milton Friedman and his... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bima
This should be required reading in all Universities, and by all politicians. Naomi Klein has nailed the politics of profit perfectly, and made me consider Canadian and American... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2012 by Fae Hansen
Of countless books I have read on economics over the course of the last 20 years, The Shock Doctrine is undoubtedly the most outstanding. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2011 by deminann