I don't understand the popularity of this woman. She wrote No Logo, which was a silly critique of globalization, but it was the toast of the left pre-9/11. I guess the irony of being published by a gigantic multinational corporation escaped her somehow. However, her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (which I have not read yet, short of some passages available in reviews) seems to be a gigantic libeling of the dead Milton Friedman. This annoys me to no end. Especially the stuff about him being buddied up with Pinochet, which has been long since debunked. Has anyone read the new book? Any thoughts?
Defaming Milton Friedman: Naomi Klein's disastrous yet popular polemic against the great free market economist - Reason Magazine
Shock Jock - October 3, 2007 - The New York Sun