The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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By (author) Naomi Klein

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 28mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141024534
  • ISBN 13: 9780141024530
  • Sales rank: 2,181

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From the bestselling author of "No Logo", Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" cracks open the secret history of our era to look at how from a privileged few are making millions from worldwide devastation. 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"). Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker. Her first book was the international bestseller "No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies", called 'a movement bible' by "The New York Times". "The Shock Doctrine" has been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker. The Shock Doctrine has been translated into more than twenty languages. It was a hardback bestseller in Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden, nominated for multiple awards including the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the New York Public Library Bernstein Award for Journalism. Naomi Klein writes an internationally syndicated column for The Guardian and The Nation and reported from Iraq for Harper's magazine. In 2004, she released The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina's occupied factories, co-produced with director Avi Lewis. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia. Her first book was the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, called "a movement bible" by The New York Times.

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By Daniel 22 Aug 2009 3

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.

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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 Scotsman