Klein, Naomi, 1970-

The shock doctrine : the rise of disaster capitalism / Naomi Klein. - Camberwell, Vic. : Allen Lane, 2007. - 558 pages ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : blank is beautiful : three decades of erasing and remaking the world -- The torture lab : Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind -- The other Doctor Shock : Milton Friedman and the search for a laissez-faire laboratory -- States of shock : the bloody birth of the counter-revolution -- Cleaning the slate : terror does its work -- "Entirely unrelated" : how an ideology was cleansed of its crimes -- Saved by a war : Thatcherism and its useful enemies -- The new Dr. Shock : economic warfare replaces dictatorship -- Crisis works : the packaging of shock therapy -- Slamming the door on history : a crisis in Poland, a massacre in China -- Democracy born in chains : South Africa's constricted freedom -- Bonfire of a young democracy : Russia chooses "the Pinochet option" -- The capitalist ID : Russia and the new era of the boor market -- Let it burn : the looting of Asia and "the fall of the second Berlin Wall" -- Shock therapy in the U.S.A. : the Homeland security bubble -- A corporatist state : removing the revolving door, putting in an archway -- Erasing Iraq : in search of a "model" for the Middle East -- Ideological blowback : a very capitalist disaster -- Full circle : from blank slate to scorched earth -- Blanking the beach : "the second tsunami" -- Disaster apartheid : a world of green zones and red zones -- Losing the peace incentive : Israel as warning -- Conclusion : shock wears off : the rise of people's reconstruction.

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Free enterprise.
Financial crises.
Disasters--Political aspects.
Disasters--Economic aspects.
Economic policy.
History, Modern--1945-1989.
History, Modern--1989-
Disasters--Political aspect.
Disasters--Economical aspect.
History, Modern--1989-.