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The Shock Doctrine : The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections that shocked even her about how comprehensively the shock doctors' beliefs now dominate our world - and how this domination has been achieved. Raking in billions out of the tsunami, plundering Russia, exploiting Iraq - this is the chilling tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed. "Packed with thinking dynamite...a book to be read everywhere." (John Berger). "If you only read one non-fiction book this year, make it this one." (Metro Books of the Year). "There are a few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books." (John Gray, Guardian). "A brilliant book written with a perfectly distilled anger, channelled through hard fact. She has indeed surpassed No Logo." (Independent).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 399.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141024534
  • 9780141024530
  • 2,232

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Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell John le Carre Packed with thinking dynamite ... a book to be read everywhere John Berger If you read only one non-fiction book this year, make it this one -- , Books of the Year Metro There are few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books -- John Gray Guardian Lucid, calm, impeccably researched, gorgeously readable -- , Books of the Year Observer A brilliant, brave and terrifying book Arundhati Roy Powerful ... epic ... dramatic Daily Telegraph A brilliant book written with a perfectly distilled anger, channelled through hard fact. She has indeed surpassed No Logo Independent Excoriating ... passionate and informed ... Her prose packs a punch Scotsmanshow more

About Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the #1 international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine, No Logo and This Changes Everything. She is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute, and a former Miliband Fellow at the LSE. She holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia.show more

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Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell John le Carréshow more

Customer reviews

Although the facts are correct - the murders, tortures, loss of liberty, poor economic conditions - i must say that the author is too biased towards her anti-capitalism sentiments. I must say, i a very concise analysis, that she confuses capitalism with corruption. The only chapter 100% correct is the Iraq war. The thesis about Margaret Thatcher's war in the Falklands is the ultimate evidence of this author's lack of neutral view.show more
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