This is the second part of a three-part book review of Naomi Klein's best seller, The Shock Doctrine. In the first part, I reviewed the definition of Shock Doctrine as presented by Naomi in the book and what its two major components look like. I identified the timeline in question as well as the parameters in which she presents her ideas. I also discussed her definition of the doctrine that those who promote it along with the ingredients necessary for such a plan to take place.
In this section I will review the evolution of Shock Doctrine over the time period in question, mainly the 1970s onwards, and review its impact in the specified regions. I will present a before and after analysis as required in order to highlight her main points and show the effectiveness of this program. I will also tie in the various major proponents of this doctrine and their roles to date. I have also included a small critique of those parts I feel are missing, but necessarily affect the overall understanding of the impact of Shock Doctrine when applied.
In the final article I will show where we are with Shock Doctrine today according to Naomi, and expand out beyond her book, given the recent developments that have occurred since its publication. I will perform a global review of the major salient points of her book and present her conclusion, as well as my personal comments on it. We must, however, always keep in mind that her entire thread reviews Shock Doctrine and its effects on other nations, the so-called third world. Up to the publishing of her book, that is where the majority of this doctrine has been applied. The industrialized world had been spared these disasters until very recently. In all fairness, it would have been near impossible for Naomi to anticipate the events that have unfolded since its release, yet the same parameters and the same essential results should be, and are, expected. The main difference is, we are now seeing the Shock Doctrine being applied to the industrialized world as well.
The beginnings of Shock Doctrine
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