Naomi Klein on the Exploitation of Shock

Naomi Klein on the Exploitation of Shock

Naomi Klein on the Exploitation of Shock

Nation contributer Naomi Klein discusses her book, The Shock Doctrine, and how moments of crisis are seen as moments to act.


From using 9/11 to abuse executive power and
create the 200 billion dollar “homeland security industry,” to exploitng the
devestation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the current
administration has become a “shell” of a govenment and caters more to
private interests than its country. Nation author Naomi Klein, discusses
her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,
and how the Bush administration pushed a series of unpopular agendas
during moments of crisis that otherwise would have never been accepted
by the country. Klein explains how the “philosophy of power” that
directed these decisions has led to the neglect of New Orleans and the
endless war in Iraq. She offers suggestions on what could
have been done and what needs to be done to turn crises into situations
that the whole population, and maybe even the environment, could benefit

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