This is a book about shock. About how countries are shocked - by wars, terror attacks, coup d'etats, economic crisis, natural disasters. And about how these countries are then shocked again - by those who exploit that shock to push through economic reforms that, rather than help a country rebuild itself, serve only to further break it down. The Shock Doctrine is the true history of the past three decades, revealing that our world is increasingly ruled by those in thrall to an ideology: an ideology that has managed to erase its own violent beginnings and has convinced us that 'free markets' and 'free people' are one and the same. Based on breakthrough reporting, Naomi Klein traces the rise of disaster capitalism from its birth in the 1970s' dictatorships of South America, through its growth during the collapse of communism, to its present-day incarnation in New Orleans, Iraq and South-East Asia.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker. The Shock Doctrine has been translated into more than twenty languages. It was a hardback bestseller in Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden, nominated for multiple awards including the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the New York Public Library Bernstein Award for Journalism.
Naomi Klein writes an internationally syndicated column for The Guardian and The Nation and reported from Iraq for Harper's magazine. In 2004, she released The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina's occupied factories, co-produced with director Avi Lewis. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia. Her first book was the international bestseller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, called "a movement bible" by The New York Times.