Brilliant journalist who packs a serious punch – no holds barred as she takes a swipe at the society that has evolved around us.
I read “No Logo” many years ago – and as a guy who works in advertising/marketing it was eye opening and insightful and fascinating – I’d recommend that everyone reads it.
But her latest book – “The Shock Doctrine” – is literally a must read for every single person on the planet – an incredible and startling analysis of how the globalized economy has evolved – how Friedman’s ‘pure’ laissez-faire ideology has spread across the globe, and how crises have been manipulated to impose political will – often against the wishes of the people.
I simply can’t do it justice with a short precis – brilliantly researched, wonderfully written and incredibly powerful – a journey through modern history and a damning indictment of the recently defunct Bush administration.
whether you agree with her or not – this book should be read.
From Naomi’s website:
“The only book of the last few years in American publishing that I would describe as a mandatory must-read. Literally the only one.”
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. Thrilling and revelatory, The Shock Doctrine cracks open the secret history of our era. 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.