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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 text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic read about what's wrong with America's political doctrine and subsequent moral and political decline.Published 3 days ago by TruthIsStrangerThanFiction
If you care at all about how others view the U.S. Or about what the U.S. Has done you must read this book.Published 6 days ago by Zach
Fascinating and distressing account of CIA and corporate manipulation of events in South America and developing countries. Very well written and documented.Published 10 days ago by Lila Croen
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I thought it was an extremely interesting analysis and I thought it was well done. I think it was her dissertation, but I'm not sure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by reading
It is a very good book as it post a more realistic view of critical world events. I did not share the views of the writer regarding Venezuelan political and economical changes... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my older sister 6 years ago. She loved it.Published 1 month ago by Greg