The Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism 9780805079838

[This book] explores the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically ... [It] traces the intellectual orig

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The Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Table of contents :
Content: Introduction : Blank is beautiful, three decades of erasing and remaking the world --
Two doctor shocks, research and development: Torture lab, Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind
Other Doctor Shock, Milton Friedman and the search for a laissez-faire laboratory --
First test, birth pangs: States of shock, the bloody birth of the counterrevolution
Cleaning the slate, terror does its work
"Entirely unrelated", how an ideology was cleansed of its crimes --
Surviving democracy, bombs made of laws: Saved by a war, Thatcherism and its useful enemies
New Doctor Shock, economic warfare replaces dictatorship
Crisis works, the packaging of shock therapy --
Lost in transition, while we wept, while we trembled, while we danced: 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"
Capitalist Id, Russia and the new era of the boor market
Let it burn, the looting of Asia and "the fall of a second Berlin Wall" --
Shocking times, the rise of the disaster capitalism complex: Shock therapy in the U.S.A., the Homeland Security bubble
Corporatist state, removing the revolving door, putting in an archway --
Iraq, full circle, overshock: 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 --
Movable green zone, buffer zones and blast walls: 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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