Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting, Klein reveals that our world is increasingly in thrall to a little understood ideology that is conquering the globe by systematically exploiting moments of disaster and trauma. This is the shock doctrine. It is a strategy that has been evolving over the past thirty-five years. Constructed by one of the most influential economists in the world, the late Milton Friedman, it has been developed by his powerful followers, many of whom are at the highest levels of government today including Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.
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