Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine
The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars

Jacobs, Ron

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  10/05/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX7793

Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not only essential to capitalist development, but depends on it. Indeed, it is the most cataclysmic and radical of all capitalist shocks.

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