The Shock Doctrine

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  • Hardcover
  • 558 pages
  • The Shock Doctrine
  • Naomi Klein
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 0805079831

About the Author: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and This Changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate She is a senior correspondent for The Intercept and her writing appears widely in such publications as The New York T


The Shock Doctrine In Her Ground Breaking Reporting From Iraq, Naomi Klein Exposed How The Trauma Of Invasion Was Being Exploited To Remake The Country In The Interest Of Foreign Corporations She Called It Disaster Capitalism Covering Sri Lanka In The Wake Of The Tsunami, And New Orleans Post Katrina, She Witnessed Something Remarkably Similar People Still Reeling From Catastrophe Were Being Hit Again, This Time With Economic Shock Treatment Losing Their Land And Homes To Rapid Fire Corporate Makeovers The Shock Doctrine Retells The Story Of The Most Dominant Ideology Of Our Time, Milton Friedman S Free Market Economic Revolution In Contrast To The Popular Myth Of This Movement S Peaceful Global Victory, Klein Shows How It Has Exploited Moments Of Shock And Extreme Violence In Order To Implement Its Economic Policies In So Many Parts Of The World From Latin America And Eastern Europe To South Africa, Russia, And Iraq At The Core Of Disaster Capitalism Is The Use Of Cataclysmic Events To Advance Radical Privatization Combined With The Privatization Of The Disaster Response Itself By Capitalizing On Crises, Created By Nature Or War, Klein Argues That The Disaster Capitalism Complex Now Exists As A Booming New Economy, And Is The Violent Culmination Of A Radical Economic Project That Has Been Incubating For Fifty Years.

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10 thoughts on “The Shock Doctrine

  1. Trevor says:

    There is a part of me that would like to make this review a bit funny This is a deeply disturbing book I ve a preference for humour as a means of confronting the deeply disturbing But I can t bring myself to say anything remotely funny about this book.Klein compares some psychological experiments torture by any reasonable definition of the word carried out in the 1950s in Canada funded by the CIA off US soil so they could plausibly deny they were researching torture in which patients were There is a part of me that would like to make this review a bit funny This is a deeply disturbing book I ve a preference for humour as a means of confronting the deeply disturbing But I can t bring myself to say anything remotely funny about this book.Klein compares some psychological experiments torture by any reasonable definition of the word carried out in the 1950s in Canada funded by the CIA off US soil so they could plausibly deny they were researching torture in which patients were blasted back to virtually a blank slate by sensory depravation and electric shock treatment to US foreign policy in countries such as Chile in the 1...

  2. Bill Kerwin says:

    Using shock treatment as a metaphor, Klein analyzes the importance of economic dislocations and disasters to the success of Milton Friedman s free market philosophy This is an important book, and shows why the apparent stupidities of the Bush...

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  4. James says:

    The lucky get Kevlar, the rest get prayer beads This is a chilling, writhing outrage of a book A hideous, squealing beast of a book that cannot and should not be ignored.Klein has dropped the curtain on an ugly, malevolent Wizard When these kind of curtains drop, we never like what we see Like so many of these kinds of leftist exposes on conservatives, the Bush Administration, the neocons and their rabble, this book needn t have been written Orwell wrote it already But better than any oth The lucky get Kevlar, the rest get prayer beads This is a chilling, writhing outrage of a book A hideous, squealing beast of a book that cannot and should not be ignored.Klein has dropped the curtain on an ugly, malevolent Wizard When these kind of curtains drop, we never like what we see Like so many of these kinds of leftist exposes on conservatives, the Bush Administration, the neocons and their rabble, this book needn t have been written Orwell wrote it already But better than any other book of its kind, Klein makes it so painfully obvious that these necons who have grabbed control of the reins of this wild mustang of a country and who disdain the government so much have absolutely no business governing Something is indeed rot...

  5. Will Byrnes says:

    This was a very illuminating work about how chaotic situations are used, and sometimes created, as cover for the imposition of drastic economic and political reorganization in vulnerable economies The end product of these actions is a so called free market model as advocated by the Chicago School of Milton Friedman and his acolytes Examples used include Chile, China, Argentina, Bolivia, South Africa, Russia, among others The technique is...

  6. David Gross says:

    I only got about into this I don t like the shifty way Klein argues her points I felt like I was being propagandized rather than educated.Much of her main shock doctrine argument seems to be just sort of a tightly woven set of linguistic parallels that are meant to suggest causation Something like Hitler had the autobahn built The autobahn allowed drivers to finally race where they wanted to go Hitler crafted what he thought of as the final solution to a race problem So you see, highwa I only got about into this I don t like the shifty way Klein argues her points I felt like I was being propagandized rather than educated.Much of her main shock doctrine ...

  7. Riku Sayuj says:

    Everything under heaven is in utter chaos the situation is excellentMaoI read it once, and I couldn t believe it.I tried reading it again and I believe it even less.I want to, honestly And I feel as strongly as the author that The Shock Doctrine is changing the world But it runs in the face of all economics I have been taught and I find myself scorning and muttering alarmist to some of theprovocative paragraphs Thesis The hi...

  8. Evan says:

    This is an ambitious book It tries to tie the economic politics of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia in the 1970s , Russia, Poland, China, South Africa in the 1980s and early nineties , the war in Iraq, the tsunami, and hurricane Katrina into a unified theory Obviously, certain investigative and interpretive biases are required to make this work Third world nationalism and developmentalism, in general, get off pretty easy in Klein s analysis As a specialist in Indonesia, I found her portrayal of t This is an ambitious book It tries to tie the economic politics of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia in the 1970s , Russia, Poland, China, South Africa in the 1980s and early nineties , the war in Iraq, the tsunami, and hurricane Katrina into a unified theory Obviously, certain investigative and interpretive biases are required to make this work Third world nationalism and developmentalism, in general, get off pretty easy in Klein s a...

  9. Joseph says:

    The Shock Doctrine The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein is the story of where and how capitalism is evolving in our society I first heard Klein last week as a guest on Bill Mahr s Real Time and I was pretty intrigued I followed that up with watching her TED Talk and a trip to my local library...