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The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

by Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine
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    Sep 2007, 576 pages
    Jun 2008, 576 pages

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Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically

If, as the critics have said, Naomi Klein's first book, No Logo, is the bible of the anti-globalization movement, then The Shock Doctrine is its Tacitus, its Herodotus, its Gibbon: the recent history behind global capitalism and how we have arrived at the present moment. No Logo brilliantly eviscerates the branding of Western culture and the penetration of the market into the public sphere; it is impossible to say enough good things about that book. The Shock Doctrine is a worthy successor, deepening the perspective on globalism by identifying its ignoble modus operandi—the shock doctrine, "orchestrated raids on the public sphere in the wake of catastrophic events, combined with the treatment of disasters as exciting marketing ...

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