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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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Oct 21, 2008

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I only have about 10 pages to read, but I haven't turned to it, and I just want to say that the first section about shock treatment was completely illuminating and new to me. From there, I found that she tried to stretch her thesis too far. She should have focused on a few key instances of "shock doctrine" and left it at that before it began to feel like a laundry list. Klein is brilliant, and this book is very important for the uninitiated, but if you are familiar with at least some of the horrible things governments have done in the world, then it might seem a bit like old hat after the 30th example.

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October 21, 2008 – Shelved
June 1, 2016 – Shelved as: will-i-ever-finish-these-books

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