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    Default Naomi Klein: What the hell is her problem, anyway?

    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
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    It's really difficult for me to take someone as irrational as Naomi Klein seriously.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    I'm bringing this thread back to life, because the irony is so delicious that I must share it with you all.

    Naomi Klein on Capitalism as Usual - Caleb O. Brown


    How about that Shock Doctrine, eh?
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