Sunday, September 9, 2007

Shock and Awe

Naomi Klein wrote a book called Shock Doctrine. It's about manipulation. Mass manipulation. I haven't read the book yet but was interested in this (very) short film about it by Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Director of Children of Men and No Logo.)

In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

UPDATE: As larue points out; related post at Informed Comment Global Affairs