The Battle for Paradise

Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich "Puertopians" are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, The New York Times best-selling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a just recovery.

©2018 Naomi Klein (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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I certainly put my full support behind Puerto Rico's right to control their own resources and to govern their own lives. Disaster capitalism sickens my stomach.

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A Must Read for ALL Puertorriqueños

Read it and you will understand, fully, why and what we went through after the Maria hurricane. Knowledge is the only answer to our crisis.

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Neo-liberals at it again.

An informative but brief overview of Puerto Rico's myriad of challenges pre- and post- hurricane Maria, offering a glimpse of hope for the future and an outline to proceed.

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Puerto Rico.. unfinished story

This was a well written and thoughtful short work about the people of Puerto Rico and the future of the island. I found it very interesting.

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Grateful Puerto Rican!

A profoundly moving and unfortunate reality -- truth that needs to be shared in the U.S., in particular, and globally.

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Slave Mentality

It is an amazing book. It is unbelievable that we are still engaged in an economy that can be best as a slave economy. Sad...

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an urgent story read well.

More a news dispatch than a story. Naomi's account of capitalism's lust for new lands and new people to conquer has a powerful call to action that we should all heed. While the account is about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. This in many ways is about your town and mine.