The Shock Doctrine shows in chilling detail how the free market has been backed up with violence over the last 30 years. I suspect it has stirred up a debate already.
The question concerning where the plan came from is important because we must find a way to stop if from continuing to be carried out. As Americans have largely been implicated in the book, it should be of utmost concern to Americans. It is our government, our foundations, our academics who have propelled such horror into existence. If we are to learn from the past and improve our future, we must understand the role we have played. We must correct it, not through revisionist history like Milton Friedman tried to, but by spreading the knowledge. As the short adaptation made by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein emphasizes, knowledge is , and it is the only way to put an end to the Shock Doctrine.
The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq.
A filmic introduction to “The Shock Doctrine,” the new book by Naomi Klein (“No Logo”). Featuring innovative animation and stock footage to illustrate Klein’s warnings against the rise of disaster capitalism ... Originally commissioned by Penguin (London) as a trailer for Klein's book. Directed by Jonas Cuaron. Written by Naomi Klein and acclaimed director Alfonso Cuaron.