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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Paperback)

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In this groudbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution, Naomi Klein retells recent history from Chile in 1973 to Iraq today. Combining years of research, and on-the-ground reporting, she challenges the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory showing how it has repeatedly exploited crises and shock.

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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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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ISBN 9780312427993
Length (cm) 14.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 22.0000
Publisher Picador
Publication Date May 1, 2008
Pages (number) 701
Genre Economics, Business & Leadership
Author Naomi Klein
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"Required reading for anyone trying to pierce the complexities of globalization." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Assiduously researched, energetically expressed, Klein’s report bears an ideological perspective that won’t leave readers neutral about her economic interpretations." - Booklist Online

"Much of [Klein's] critique hits home, as she demonstrates how free-market ideologues welcome, and provoke, the collapse of other people's economies. The result is a powerful populist indictment of economic orthodoxy." - Publishers Weekly

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