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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism


In this groundbreaking book, the bestselling author of "No Logo" exposes the gripping story of how America's 'free market' policies have come to ... Show synopsis

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Garon D

Capitalism run amock

by Garon D on Dec 27, 2013

Canadian Naomi Klein opens one's eyes to the consequences of Milton Freedman's idea of Capitalism, i.e., unfettered world-wide free trade, plus privatization of almost all government functions, including much of the military, thereby leaving corporations as the real power behind government. Capitalism ... More

Rita V

Understanding Today's World

by Rita V on Feb 6, 2012

The book "The Shock Doctrine" is the best account I have seen which explains the policy and developments that brought us to the state we find ourselves in today. It outlines the influence that the economic doctrine of Milton Friedman of the Chicago School has had on the growth of privatization, ... More


The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalim

by juniper1pinon on Oct 14, 2011

If someone wants a view of the US govt and others involvement both locally and internationally to maniuplate populations and plan for world wide domination, this is an excellent foundation to which one could expand in many directions. While written on a complex and historic level, this book is an ... More


The most important book you'll ever read

by Magicats on Jan 28, 2010

In The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein clearly and persuasively explains so much of what was always confounding, frustrating, and downright inexplicable, especially the reasons the U.S. almost always pursues immoral, unjust, and counterproductive foreign policies. Once you've mastered the principles ... More


Good book but......

by billy101 on Jan 15, 2010

I have expected much more from this book, I didn't finished yet to read it, and I don't think I will. In my opinion is not very objective, seems to have a tendency against the capitalism for itself, and not for the real problems it brought. People and not the capitalism is the problem. Even though ... More

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