The already disheartened or depressed.
This is both the most horrifying and frightening book I have ever read. It was by no means pleasurable. I listened to it, but in a year or so I intend to read a hard copy and explore it's footnotes and sources. I know much of the history, all except how and why the Oslo accord was destined to fail in Israel and how Israel has capitalized from its own disasters. But the connecting the dots from each hot spot back into the early 70s. Again this is not a pretty book, but it is a very important book. And I am going to be haunted from here on out, with a newly opened eye to the man made and natural disasters that roll through this earth with alarmingly increasing frequency. Protect your ballot boxes, Americans, you are disposable.
That the dots connect all the way back to the early 1970s.
Wiltsie sounds like a really nice doctor with excellent bedside manner, delivering the worst possible news in a very kindly voice. She understands that the topic itself was incredibly upsetting and that no extra drama is required to bring home the dire news she is delivering.
This is one of the best books I've had the pleasure to listen to. It is well written and very educational. I recommend to anyone.
More relevant than ever, this amazingly crafted piece of work puts the pieces together of how Friedman's shock doctrine has served to remake our world and push one country after another into disaster. A powerful call for community action against exploitation by the state and big business!
I never read the print version, but the audio version was disturbing enough!
Not a book so much as a Documentary by Michael Moore; "Capitalism, A Love Story."
"How To Destroy Civilization!"
The Shock Doctrine is disturbing...because by now we can SEE the truth of it! Sadly most Americans will NOT see the truth staring them in the face.
This book outlines the ways that the large companies are taking over our country. The multinational companies are bankrupting countries and taking over. Is there any way that we can stop this and save our way of life. This book made me think. It frightened me for the future.
Relevent, gripping, important
She was good.
It doesn't need a new subtitle.
If we don't learn from this, we (the 99%) are doomed!
This is an excellent book even though it's abridged which I normally wouldn't listen to but on the other hand, by the time it's over I was so upset with our political system it may be just as well. Like many books of research etc. some of the things you discover are not pleasing. Everyone should listen to it and think seriously about what they see going on around them. You'll have to listen to something fun and light after this though.
This book i did find an interesting read, and entertaining. I read it sometime ago and found it leaving more questions than it answered. Her sloppy use of history leaves much to be desired. However its the false paradigm of this book that makes you regret investing your time. Are we to believe that the tragedy of governments seizing peoples property for mercantilism can only be solved by governments controlling our property for socialism? are we so naive? The choice as it has always been is between Capitalism and statism, force and coercion or voluntary trade. Not between who controls the coercive machine. No miss klien we are not so easily duped.