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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.
This book fills in all of the questions that we should have been asking for the last half-century-plus, including the questions about the great Wall Street ripoff of 2007-8 (AFTER... Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Buss
Read this now, read it later: it will be relevant for as long as capitalism exists.Published 14 days ago by MICHAEL VONPLATO
So much of this rings true. Even if you don't agree with everything she says, there is compelling evidence for you to look at recent history differently and then watch how current... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Carrie Brown
Klein is a prophet and explains it all so clearly and logically.Published 26 days ago by Maija Veide
An Impressive Achievement!
The book is both history and analysis. I learned so much! Recent historical events that did not make much sense now seem clear. Read more
Garbage by a left wing nut!!
Go ahead waste your money. Does Karl Marx have a copy yet???
Good, interesting book. I had to get it for a class but maybe i'll finish it once the semester is over.Published 29 days ago by Pho
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 1 month ago by Tomislav Stojanovic