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From Shock & Awe to a Shocking Bailout ... ?
Naomi Klein explores a key argument from her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism: After 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new economy.
Naomi Klein: Disaster Capitalism
When thinkers look at our history through newly opened eyes, they see new perspectives. Naomi Klein has used her journalistic experience and her Iraqi experience to explore the manipulative process of "shock treatment" not only on individuals but societies. This is an important idea we should know about before the next "shock" is taken advantage of in our own society...and around the world. Knowing what to look for can give us hope and strength:
Nation columnist Naomi Klein explores a key argument from her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism: After 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new economy, driven by the notion of an endless war against an undefined notion of evil. Read more in her 2005 Nation column "The Rise of Disaster Capitalism."