The Shock Doctrine
It has been a continuous effort keeping the book open. Descriptions of torture procedures and other psychological shocks are simply unbearable, but it was definitely worth reading the entire book.
Instinctively, I had always felt that something had gone wrong at the end of the cold war. Today’s unbalanced capitalism has nothing to do with the keynesianist model we knew until then, but I did not have the intellectual and cultural tools to understand the whole phenomenon.
Naomi Klein’s demonstration of the ideological links behind Pinochet’s Chile, the war in Iraq, Israel, and even the hijacking of natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina in New-Orleans for instance) are stunning! The Shock Doctrine or how a few super-rich become even wealthier by pillaging public wealth and promoting destruction and fear.
What a wonderful world…