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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.
Excellent book. Beautifully constructed, researched and written. We all must wake up to the horror our country is capable of, and put a stop to it.Published 1 day ago by Tom Bloom
It's truly is sad how few people understand what laissez-faire capitalism is and isn't. Nothing in Ms. Klein's book refutes the theories of Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, F.A. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Justin White
One of the finest pieces of investigative journalism I've read. I had difficulty putting it down.Published 24 days ago by bassman_mark
I have been living on the planet for 67 years, and until reading this book, I always thought free trade, liberalization, and the WTO were good things. Boy, was I wrong!Published 26 days ago by Charles Hama