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

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Published: 01/05/2008
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A hand grenade of a book whose aftershocks are still being felt over a decade later, Klein’s expose of those individuals who are cashing in on human tragedy makes for scary and indignant reading. Opening a Pandora’s Box of alarming connections between big business and corrupt politics, The Shock Doctrine chills and fascinates in equal measure.  

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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141024530
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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

Packed with thinking dynamite … a book to be read everywhere - John Berger

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

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

Lucid, calm, impeccably researched, gorgeously readable - , Books of the Year, Observer

A brilliant, brave and terrifying book - Arundhati Roy

Powerful … epic … dramatic - Daily Telegraph

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

Excoriating … passionate and informed … Her prose packs a punch - Scotsman

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“The Shock Doctrine”

An absolutely essential read for anyone who wants to understand how right wing economic ideas, such as those of Milton Friedman have been imposed on countries after serious environmental catastrophes or political... More

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“Harrowingly honest”

An exposé on the application and impact of neoliberalism and it’s political influence essential to any who hope to garner a fuller understanding of economics. Harrowing in the reality of its honesty, a much needed... More

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“Essential reading for all”

Kleins work may have been published in 2008, but it’s central thesis has remained relevant even 15 years on. The Shock Doctrine lays bare the politics of right wing governments, and how they seek to profiteer off... More

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