Exclusive Excerpt From The Shock Doctrine

Posted on Saturday, September 08 at 13:21 by 4Canada
Ms. Klein traces the application of such “shock treatment” to Chile in the 1970s, Russia in the 1990s and elsewhere. She argues that “disaster capitalism” has exploited Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina and Iraq. In this section, she considers the aftermath of George W. Bush's “anti-Marshall Plan”: Rather than help Iraqis rebuild their own economy, as the U.S. did in Germany in Japan in the 1940s, she says, they would permit Western corporations to remake Iraq in their own image. Things did not go as planned. But were some of those goals achieved? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070907.wshock0908/BNStory/Front/home

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