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The shock doctrine : the rise of disaster capitalism

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] explores the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically.... [It] traces the intellectual origins of disaster capitalism back to the University of Chicago's economics department under Milton Friedman, whose influence is still felt around the world. [The book] draws ... connections among economic policy, "shock and awe" warfare and the covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Klein
OCLC Number: 192047426
Notes: Originally published: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt , c2007. 1st ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono, ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction : Blank is beautiful, three decades of erasing and remaking the world --
Two doctor shocks, research and development: Torture lab, Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind; Other Doctor Shock, Milton Friedman and the search for a laissez-faire laboratory --
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 --
Surviving democracy, bombs made of laws: Saved by a war, Thatcherism and its useful enemies; New Doctor Shock, economic warfare replaces dictatorship; Crisis works, the packaging of shock therapy --
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"; 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" --
Shocking times, the rise of the disaster capitalism complex: Shock therapy in the U.S.A., the Homeland Security bubble; Corporatist state, removing the revolving door, putting in an archway --
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 --
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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[This book] explores the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically.... [It] traces the intellectual origins of disaster capitalism back to the University of Chicago's economics department under Milton Friedman, whose influence is still felt around the world. [The book] draws ... connections among economic policy, "shock and awe" warfare and the covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and sensory deprivation that shaped the torture manuals used today in Guantanamo Bay. [The author] shows how the deliberate use of the shock doctrine produced world-changing events, from Pinochet's coup in Chile in 1973 to the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. -Dust jacket.

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