Very dry in the beginning, but the information about the Chicago School of Economics is needed to understand the rest of ring wing actions. You will understand why Cheney talked Bush into invading Iraq and the actions immediately after is why we are still there.
I grew up in chile.
I met augusto pinochet as a kid.
I was there as people were shot in the soccer stadiums.
This book is enlightening as it is alarming. I've read this more than a dozen times, and I've recommended it to dozens of friends. If you've only read it once.....you're not done.
This was the third book of hers I read. Yes I liked it, but maybe since it touches some stuff linked to my own history, for the first time I am left with the feeling she only enjoys showing the world how bad human beings can be. I would love to work with her, research and write a collection of engaging and compelling books that showcase what is happening right now that is changing the world and helping us become our highest future self as humanity.
Naomi, I will contact you to work on this project. You'll let me know if you are interested.
This book is one of the most disturbing I've ever read. I'm almost 60 years old and I lived through all of this, so to hear the history of Chile, Ewan Cameron, Katrina, Iraq, 9/11 reframed in this disaster capitalism theory context is almost too awful to bear. It is a book that I could only listen to in stages because my emotional reactions were so sharp. Jennifer Wiltsie is brilliant, and my new favorite narrator. Her calm delivery is perfect, and the way she'll turn a phrase or emphasize a particular thing demonstrates complete authority over the content. Very impressive. Whether you're a leftie or a conservative, this book will shock your senses. It is an important work of journalism and theory. A stunning repudiation of the trickle-down theory of economics we've been dealing with for the past 40 years.