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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.
Priceless. Everyone should read Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine." You'll never see the world in the same way after reading this. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Stephen Gassaway
I am a historian, and must admit that the very best book on modern world history (the last 60 years or so) is by a journalist. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by bodie jack shipley
This book will open your eyes to the machinations of the IMF and World Bank. Best of all, it will give you an understanding of the tensions in Russia and South America going on... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Philly
This is a gripping thriller that happens to be true. Journalist Klein explains how the neoliberal doctrine was developed and contiues to operate, suppressing freedom, creating... Read morePublished 4 days ago by dr. jan
Naomi Klein is a excellent writer and does a great job of explaining the role of the CIA.in shaping world history since the 70s.Published 8 days ago by R. L. Olsen
An eye opening of how our government really works behind our backs.Published 13 days ago by David R. Carlstrom
Excellent reading.... Well written, and supported by many actual events and political facts. No matter what ones political views may be this book is a very interesting read. Read morePublished 14 days ago by T. Sweny