Shock Doctrine The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

ISBN-10: 0312427999
ISBN-13: 9780312427993
Edition: 2008
Authors: Naomi Klein
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

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 Freidman and his followers have repeatedly exploited crises and shock to implement their policies. As John Gray wrote inThe Guardian,“There are very few books that really help us understand the present.The Shock Doctrineis one of those books.”

Introduction: Blank Is Beautiful: Three Decades of Erasing and Remaking the World
Two Doctor Shocks: Research and Development
The Torture Lab: Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the Maniacal Quest to Erase and Remake the Human Mind
The Other Doctor Shock: Milton Friedman and the Search for a Laissez-Faire Laboratory
The First Test: Birth Pangs
States of Shock: The Bloody Birth of the Counterrevolution
Cleaning the Slate: Terror Does Its Work
"Entirely Unrelated": How an Ideology Was Cleansed of Its Crimes
Surviving Democracy: Bombs Made of Laws
Saved by a War: Thatcherism and Its Useful Enemies
The New Doctor Shock: Economic Warfare Replaces Dictatorship
Crisis Works: The Packaging of Shock Therapy
Lost in Transition: While We Wept, While We Trembled, While We Danced
Slamming the Door on History: A Crisis in Poland, a Massacre in China
Democracy Born in Chains: South Africa's Constricted Freedom
Bonfire of a Young Democracy: Russia Chooses "The Pinochet Option"
The Capitalist Id: Russia and the New Era of the Boor Market
Let It Burn: The Looting of Asia and "The Fall of a Second Berlin Wall"
Shocking Times: The Rise of the Disaster Capitalism Complex
Shock Therapy in the U.S.A.: The Homeland Security Bubble
A Corporatist State: Removing the Revolving Door, Putting in an Archway
Iraq, Full Circle: Overshock
Erasing Iraq: In Search of a "Model" for the Middle East
Ideological Blowback: A Very Capitalist Disaster
Full Circle: From Blank Slate to Scorched Earth
The Movable Green Zone: Buffer Zones and Blast Walls
Blanking the Beach: "The Second Tsunami"
Disaster Apartheid: A World of Green Zones and Red Zones
Losing the Peace Incentive: Israel as Warning
Conclusion: Shock Wears Off: The Rise of People's Reconstruction
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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