In a volume that is harrowing in the way it sheds light on economic and military manipulation that can be described as no less than Machiavellian, Klein’s comprehensive and convincing argument of how “disaster capitalism” has been used by those in power will give the reader a new lens with which to further understand the depths of global injustice.
From the publisher: “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 in The Guardian, ‘There are very few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books.’"