Sunday, November 27, 2011

Six years on . . .

NAOMI KLEIN is, IMHO, one of the most lucid and prescient political analysts to be found. Six years (how time flies) ago, as the Iraq elections ground to a conclusion after the invasion, Naomi made a number of acerbic observations.

Six years later, in the light of Arab Spring and OWS, they are even more trenchant, IMHO. "The Neoliberal Project" is a reprise of a spell-binding address she gave as part of the CBC's Massey Lectures, which I cannot seem to find, unfortunately. The litany of neocon abuse is mind-boggling. Paul Bremer the Threeth, or the Bugblatter Beast — which is the stupidest?


3 comments:

kootcoot said...

IMHO Naomi is a treasure and her "Shock Doctrine" should be required reading with passing a comprehension test required for full citizenship in the human race!

Beijing York said...

Definitely agree, Naomi is brilliant and her book should at least be required reading in Canadian high schools.

Isis said...

Saw it all on youtube, all 8 parts. Thanks for bringing attention to Klein's excellent talk.,,