Monday, September 22, 2008

Shock and Flawed

Hopefully you got a chance to see Naomi Klein this past Friday night on Real Time with Bill Maher. Klein's a damn smart lady who turned an insightful and chilling 2003 essay on the goal of the war in Iraq, called Baghdad Year Zero, into a book detailing what she's dubbed "disaster capitalism."

The theories she advanced in The Shock Doctrine -- that the right often seizes upon catastrophic events to push through policies that will turn a big profit for their corporate overlords -- are once again on display in the wake of Wall Street's implosion.

Read it and weep.

(The Huffington Post: Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine/9.22.08)


Donal said...

This is mostly Andrew Sullivan, but Klein gets in a few words, too.

jodi54 said...

Her appearance on Charlie Rose was great too - and uninterrupted by others!

Anonymous said...

This one is a really good in depth interview with Naomi Klein. Check it out:

Mr. Controversy said...

Chez, have you ever seen the animated video promoting Shock Doctrine in the UK?

Everything is more unsettling in animation.