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The shock doctrine : the rise of disaster capitalism

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2008. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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The bestselling author of "No Logo" 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 50 years.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Klein
ISBN: 9780312427993 0312427999
OCLC Number: 182737600
Notes: Originally published: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2007.
Description: 701 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : Blank is beautiful: three decades of erasing and remaking the world --
Part 1. Two doctor shocks: research and development : The torture lab: Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind --
The other doctor shock: Milton Friedman and the search for a Laissez-Faire laboratory --
Part 2. The first test: birth pangs : States of shock: the bloody birth of the counterrevolution --
Cleaning the slate: terror does its work --
"Entirely unrelated": how an ideology was cleansed of its crimes --
Part 3. Surviving democracy: bombs made of laws : Saved by a war: Thatcherism and its useful enemies --
The new doctor shock: economic warfare replaces dictatorship --
Crisis works: the packaging of shock therapy --
Part 4. Lost in transition: while we wept, while we trembled, while we danced : Slamming the door on history: a crisis in Poland, a massacre in China --
Democracy born in chains: South Africa's constricted freedom --
Bonfire of a young democracy: Russia chooses "the Pinochet option" --
The capitalist id: Russia and the new era of the boor market --
Let it burn: the looting of Asia and "the fall of a second Berlin wall" --
Part 5. Shocking times: the rise of the disaster capitalism complex : Shock therapy in the U.S.A.: the Homeland Security bubble --
A corporatist state: removing the revolving door, putting in an archway --
Part 6. Iraq, full circle: overshock : Erasing Iraq: in search of a "model" for the Middle East --
Ideological blowback: a very capitalist disaster --
Full circle: from blank slate to scorched earth --
Part 7. The movable green zone: buffer zones and blast walls --
Blanking the beach: "the second tsunami" --
Disaster apartheid: a world of green zones and red zones --
Losing the peace incentive: Israel as warning --
Conclusion: Shock wears off: the rise of people's reconstruction.
Responsibility: Naomi Klein.

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The bestselling author of "No Logo" 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 50 years.

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