The Shock Doctrine

Does this sound like a must read book? 🙂

In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world– through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

November 8, 2010

When I posted this, I had forgotten that I had a post with the same title The Shock Doctrine, on October 12, 2008.

That post had links to 6 video clips of Naomi Klein speaking about her book to a Canadian organization.

In that post, I had written the following:

I was in the middle of watching part 3 of the above links when I realized that I wasn’t feeling well enough to watch the rest of it.  Between watching this, and after watching a Huffington Post item previously, and participating in some Worcester Telegram & Gazette discussions, I am not sure how much more of this I can take.

Now that I am actually reading the book, I find that the revelations in the book do affect me in that way again.

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