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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.
It's frightening to realize what this country has become - It turned my stomach. Very well researched and documented. Clearly written. Read morePublished 11 hours 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 26 days ago by DM
Gripping and completely demoralizing in may ways. What the hell happened to America? The Founding Father's would be absolutely appalled. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrick
MUST reading for every American. If you want to know how the world works and the role of the U.S. in it, THIS is THE book to read. The best book I every read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sharon Elizabeth Smith