Shock Doctrine: 30 Years of Capitalism in Essence
1 تير 1390 17:28
The lauded translator of the Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Mir Mahmoud Nabavi, says the book covers the last 30 years of capitalism in the world and assesses different economic schools of thought approached by top economists.
IBNA: Mahmoud Nabavi was honored for his translation The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein in the 16th Book of the Season Award. In an interview with IBNA, he stated that the book was the finest work he has ever rendered into Persian, which is because of the fluent writings of Naomi Klein.
As he said, the smoothness of the book's text has attracted many to the work making it one of the bestsellers in the US and Canada among economic works.
Head of the board of the directors of the International Transport and Shipping Company went on to say that just after three months of the release of the Persian version of the book in Iran its second impression was ordered.
History of economics, international economics, and assessment of economic schools of thought are the main axes of the book, he added.
The following is how Amazon.com describes the work:
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
"At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq'' civil war, a new law is unveiled that will allow Shell and BP to claim the country's vast oil reserves… Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly outsources the running of the 'War on Terror' to Halliburton and Blackwater… After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts… New Orleans residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be re-opened." Klein not only kicks butt, she names, notably economist Milton Friedman and his radical Chicago School of the 1950s and 60s which she notes "produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today." Stand up and take a bow, Donald Rumsfeld.
There's little doubt Klein's book--which arrived to enormous attention and fanfare thanks to her previous missive, the best-selling No Logo, will stir the ire of the right and corporate America. It's also true that Klein's assertions are coherent, comprehensively researched and footnoted, and she makes a very credible case. Even if the world isn't going to hell in a hand-basket just yet, it's nice to know a sharp customer like Klein is bearing witness to the backroom machinations of government and industry in times of turmoil.
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