In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. As John Gray wrote in The Guardian, "There are very few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books."
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Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
"At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq'' civil war, a new law is unveiled that will allow Shell and BP to claim the country's vast oil reserves... Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly outsources the running of the 'War on Terror' to Halliburton and Blackwater... After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts... New Orleans residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be re-opened." Klein not only kicks butt, she names names, notably economist Milton Friedman and his radical Chicago School of the 1950s and 60s which she notes "produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today." Stand up and take a bow, Donald Rumsfeld.
There's little doubt Klein's book--which arrived to enormous attention and fanfare thanks to her previous missive, the best-selling No Logo, will stir the ire of the right and corporate America. It's also true that Klein's assertions are coherent, comprehensively researched and footnoted, and she makes a very credible case. Even if the world isn't going to hell in a hand-basket just yet, it's nice to know a sharp customer like Klein is bearing witness to the backroom machinations of government and industry in times of turmoil. --Kim HughesAbout the Author:
NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. Her first book, the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was translated into twenty-eight languages and called "a movement bible" by The New York Times. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Nation and The Guardian 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 degree from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia.
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001896037
Descripción Allen Lane, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007624927
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Descripción Allen Lane, 2007. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First UK edition third printing hardback, 2007, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good used condition with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj slightly rubbed to edges; black cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read; no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available. Nº de ref. de la librería 160655
Descripción Allen Lane Penguin Book Ltd, London, 2007. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Like New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Like New. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 037045
Descripción London, Allen Lane by the Penguin Group, 2007. Second Edition. 558 Seiten mit Schutzumschlag, ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Titel von der Autorin signiertes Bookplate. Naomi Klein (* 5. Mai 1970 in Montreal) ist eine kanadische Journalistin, Schriftstellerin, Globalisierungskritikerin und politische Aktivistin. In diesem bahnbrechenden Buch schilderd eine packende Story, wie Amerika versucht, die Welt zu beherrschen am Beispiel des Iraks mit seinen riesigen Ölreserven, die BP und Shell fördern. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1013 Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband. Nº de ref. de la librería 22933