The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein; read by Jennifer Wiltsie

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In her ground-breaking reporting Naomi Klein introduced the term “disaster capitalism.” Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic “shock treatment”, losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.
 
The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman’s free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia and Iraq.
At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

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Naomi Klein on The Rachel Maddow Show

Naomi talks to Rachel Maddow about how the Shock Doctrine applies to recent attacks on unions. March 8, 2011

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Naomi Klein in conversation with Gael Garcia Bernal

Naomi Klein discusses the narrative of colonialism with actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

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Naomi Klein and Tavis, Part I

Naomi Klein, bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, appeared on Tavis Smiley's show on June 27, 2008.

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Naomi Klein and Tavis, Part II

Naomi Klein, bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, appeared on Tavis Smiley's show on June 27, 2008.

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Naomi Klein vs Fox Business News

Naomi Klein debunks Bush's offshore drilling plan on Fox Business News' Happy Hour Program. July 17, 2008.

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Naomi Klein on The Joy Behar Show

Naomi Klein and Ana Marie Cox discuss Sarah Palin on The Joy Behar Show. November 18, 2009

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Naomi Klein talks to MSNBC about the Shock Doctrine

Naomi discusses the attack on public-sector unions in Wisconsin with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. February 18, 2011

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Naomi Klein Discusses Bank Bailouts on MSNBC

Naomi Klein discusses the mortgage crisis and bank bailouts on MSNBC with David Shuster. September 12, 2008

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“A movement bible.”—The New York Times
 
“Klein is a sharp cultural critic and flawless storyteller. Her analysis is thorough and thoroughly engaging.”—Newsweek.com

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Naomi Klein; read by Jennifer Wiltsie

Naomi Klein is the award-winning author of the acclaimed international bestseller No Logo and the essay collection Fences and Windows. An internationally syndicated columnist, with Avi Lewis she co-created the documentary film The Take.

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Naomi Klein; read by Jennifer Wiltsie

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