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The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

The Shock Doctrine( )
Author: Klein, Naomi
ISBN:978-0-312-42799-3
Publication Date:Jun 2008
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. As John Gray wrote inThe Guardian,"There are very few books that really help us understand...
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Book Details
Pages:720
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Political Ideologies / Capitalism
Business & Economics / Economic History
Business & Economics / Free Enterprise & Capitalism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.82 x 8.16 x 1.35 Inches
Book Weight:1.188 Pounds
Author Biography
Klein, Naomi (Author)
Naomi Klein was born in Montreal, Canada on May 8, 1970. She attended the University of Toronto and began writing there for the student newspaper, The Varsity. Klein was offered a series of editorial jobs in newspapers and magazines and this prevented her from getting a final degree from the university. She worked for The Toronto Globe and Mail and This Magazine.

She is an author and social activist, who is known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. Her books include No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. She received the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.

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