On Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine"

Cockburn, Alexander
Date Written:  2007-09-23
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2007
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX9351

Capitalism has always been a shock doctrine of selfish predation, as one can discover from Hobbes and Locke, Marx and Weber, none of them saluted by Klein. However there are huge third world economies that have been ravaged by neoliberalism that haven't endured "the shock doctrine" as defined by Klein. Ultimately Klen's analysis is limited and she is too gloomy and pessimistic about the power of capitalism.

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