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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 the Hardcover edition.
by far one of the most important and informative books I have ever read. It made me understand how little I knew about the world and what passes as economy these days (although I... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Tomislav Stojanovic
Excellent book on today's neoliberalism, crony capitalism and the expanding wealth gap. A must read for anyone who can't stomach the rot that is cable news.Published 6 days ago by M. Thomas
The author cherry picks the events in history. Were the shockers asleep at the switch when the soviet union satellite states were breaking off after the fall of the evil empire?Published 14 days ago by Fari Payandeh
It's frightening to realize what this country has become - It turned my stomach. Very well researched and documented. Clearly written. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Vernon J. Temple
Should be a regular / required text in all high school history or Government classes. Grade 12. Because this is a history of America's government in action. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DM