Thursday, June 4, 2009
Naomi Klein Discussing Her Book: The Shock Doctrine
If there is one book that every person should read today it is Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine. It is brilliant. It is also a dense and intense book, and best read short passages at a time. But it is a critical book for anyone trying to make sense of the destruction of our country, the looting and plundering of our economy and theft of people's wages and pensions and benefits and savings and homes. Because what she lays out, country by country over a period of decades, is a systematic program in place among the wealthiest people in the world to steal all the wealth of the world, to take all the power and control in the world, and leave Americans, along with all the other people, poor and powerless. If we hope to have any chance of stopping this, standing up, saving our country and ourselves, the critical information and analysis set forth in this book seems a necessary foundation. Here is a link to Naomi Klein's website which has further discussion of her work and other books, as well as The Shock Doctrine. http://www.naomiklein.org/main
For those unable to read the book at this moment, here is a brief discussion by Naomi Klein of the book and the important points that she makes about what is happening to our world. This was a speech given by her at the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives.