Sunday, September 21, 2008
AFTERSHOCK: NAOMI KLEIN ON BILL MAHER
What happened to the economy?
Commenting on recent economic events, Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, argues with Andrew Sullivan, former editor of The New Republic, and chats with Bill Maher on Real Time.
In The Shock Doctrine, journalist Klein focuses on the Bush administration and the neocons who profit from disaster, whether natural (Hurricane Katrina) or man-made (9-11; the Iraq War), by privatizing reconstruction and cashing in on calamity. Meticulously researched, Klein's book provides a convincing alternate history of capitalism run amok, and helps explain the current mess we're in. Impossible to dismiss as mere anti-corporate ranting, well worth reading. For more on the book, click HERE.
An earlier interview by Charlie Rose, in which Klein discusses The Shock Doctrine.