by Rick Simonson -- July 23, 2007
There was the last whole big section, finally sunk into (and almost sunk by) of Naomi Klein's extraordinary, damning The Shock Doctrine, which Frances Coady and Co. are bringing out through Metropolitan. I'm not sure what I can say about this here, as there is some sort of quasi-emabrgo on its contents (someone somewhere is running a serial). To say here that I wouldn't want to be Alan Greenspan with his new book in some sort of one-on-one with Ms. Klein and hers: it is a tough book, anchored by places in the world that have undergone the 'shock doctrines' applied, politically (usually un-democratically), economically, and against our very language and imagination over the past thirty years and more.
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