The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 2, 2014 - Business & Economics - 576 pages

'Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell' John le Carré

Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors.

Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections that shocked even her about how comprehensively the shock doctors' beliefs now dominate our world - and how this domination has been achieved. Raking in billions out of the tsunami, plundering Russia, exploiting Iraq - this is the chilling tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.

'Packed with thinking dynamite ... a book to be read everywhere' John Berger

'If you only read one non-fiction book this year, make it this one' Metro Books of the Year

'There are a few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books' John Gray, Guardian

'A brilliant book written with a perfectly distilled anger, channelled through hard fact. She has indeed surpassed No Logo' Independent

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A public policy book belonging to the horror genre, Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine is an impassioned chronicle of greedy, violent misbehavior. Her purpose is to publicize and dissect the “Chicago ... Read full review

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My brother was given acid and then bullied and then given about 30 shock treatments for depression while in the US army. I guess I won't send him this book wrapped in gold at Christmas. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, and No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. Recent articles have also appeared in the Guardian, The Nation, The New York Times, the New Yorker and Le Monde. In November 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia.

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