From a David Sirota email.
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
By Naomi Klein
My friend Naomi Klein, as usual, delivers a milestone achievement with this book about how conservatives have used catastrophes to justify imposing all sorts of punishingly regressive policies on victimized societies. We are seeing this right now in our own country, with lawmakers on Capitol Hill using the recession as a rationale to pass new corporate tax cuts under the guise of “economic stimulus.” But as Klein shows, “disaster capitalism” is an ideology that has deep historical roots – ones that stretch all over the globe.
I can’t say enough about this groundbreaking book that every single American should read ASAP!
A Review of The Shock Doctrine: The Face of Fascism in a Global System Heading for Collapse
Read them all or just go buy the book.