The Shock Doctrine

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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 395g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141024534
  • 9780141024530
  • 5,582

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

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, and No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. Recent articles have also appeared in the Guardian, The Nation, The New York Times, the New Yorker and Le Monde. In November 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia.
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33,414 ratings
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2 3% (1,163)
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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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