SHOCK DOCTRINE BOOK

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a book by the Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein. In the book, Klein argues that. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism [Naomi Klein] on Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries. Start by marking “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” as Want to Read: 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. And I feel as strongly as.


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Naomi Klein's critique of neo-liberalism, The Shock Doctrine, is both timely and devastating, says John Gray. And because the pattern she exposes could govern our future as well, The Shock Doctrine could turn out to be among the most important books of the decade.". 'If you only read one non-fiction book this year, make it this one' Metro Books of the Year The Shock Doctrine is one of those books' John Gray, Guardian.

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Her family later moved back to the United States but returned to Canada when her father, a doctor, decided he wanted to work in a public health system. Her mother belonged to a feminist filmmaking collective. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Ms.

When she returned to school a few years later, she met a group of younger activists who were excitedly organizing around globalization. As Ms.

Klein talks about protests, one can see her enthusiasm about the power of mass mobilization. In her public speeches, like one she gave at the American Sociological Association conference this summer in Manhattan, she seems as interested in promoting activism as in promoting her book. That comment is a pointed jab at the globe-trotting economist Jeffrey D.

Sachs, who has recently enlisted Bono in an ambitious campaign to end global poverty. In her book Ms.

Argentina was where Ms. Klein said during a recent visit to New York from her home in Canada. In her book she argues that the shock therapy prescribed by Western economists during the last 30 years could not have been imposed without political shock therapy, namely brutal repression and a suspension of democratic rights.

Western countries, along with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, essentially exploited disasters — hyperinflation, the tsunami, the war in Iraq — to force through radical changes like privatization, deregulation and severe cuts in social spending. Nor are democratic governments exempt.

Solidarity in Poland in , she writes, was forced to reverse positions on which it was elected — i. Klein likes to say. Her unconventional take is sure to stir criticism.

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Yet holding politically unpopular views is something of a family tradition for Ms. Her parents went to Canada, where she was born in , so her father could avoid the Vietnam draft.

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Her family later moved back to the United States but returned to Canada when her father, a doctor, decided he wanted to work in a public health system. Her mother belonged to a feminist filmmaking collective. When she returned to school a few years later, she met a group of younger activists who were excitedly organizing around globalization.

As Ms. Klein talks about protests, one can see her enthusiasm about the power of mass mobilization.

In her public speeches, like one she gave at the American Sociological Association conference this summer in Manhattan, she seems as interested in promoting activism as in promoting her book. That comment is a pointed jab at the globe-trotting economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, who has recently enlisted Bono in an ambitious campaign to end global poverty. Beautiful Trouble.

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In Sum Pro-corporate neoliberals treat crises such as wars, coups, natural disasters and economic downturns as prime opportunities to impose an agenda of privatization, deregulation, and cuts to social services. The rise of disaster capitalism. Metropolitan, Engler, Mark. Invite us to your campus or community.

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Farrell from the Dow Jones Business News argued that The Shock Doctrine "may be the most important book on economics in the 21st century". As Klein observed, this suggested that disasters and capitalist economy was inevitably entwined. Retrieved August 28, Thank you for subscribing.

Klein upends assumptions and demands that we think -- her book is thrilling, troubling and very dark. Thank you for signing up to the Penguin Newsletter.

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