Forever Under Construction

Another World …

Posted in Books, Society, World by homeyra on September 4, 2007

Thanks to Throw Away Your Telescreen here is the Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein addressing the American Sociological Association, in a meeting themed “Is Another World Possible” … an informed and inspiring talk (~36mins) … video here, script and audio here

Do we lack ideas or resources? Are we short of cash or political will? Or do we lack the strength of our convictions? (“Do you want to tackle climat change as much as Dick Cheney wants Kazakestan’s oil, do you?” …) When do elites make justice? Why this idea of our intellectual failure?

Very interesting answers from Klein, the author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Desaster Capitalism, a book described by John le Carre as: Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell.

… breaking the charity models … the bold evolution of the market logic and much more.

Watch it here: Is Another World Possible?


Books reviews

and advance praise by Arundhati Roy, Seymour Hersh, Howard Zinn etc.

Naomi Klein’s website

Update: The Shock Doctrine, The Fanonite
Must-read book: The Shock Doctrine, ePluribus Media



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  1. alibaba said, on September 5, 2007 at 1:32 am

    I was listening to an interview with her this morning, a interesting perspective, worth a look.

  2. homeyra said, on September 7, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    She sure sounds interesting:
    “We did not lose the battles of ideas. We were not outsmarted and we were not out-argued. We lost because we were crushed. Sometimes we were crushed by army tanks, and sometimes we were crushed by think tanks. And by think tanks I mean the people who are paid to think by the makers of tanks.”

  3. Mohamed said, on September 17, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Homeyra. Naomi Klein is superb in her analysis and research on such issues. Her first book, No Logo is super – I think it’s so under-rated and this latest book looks like a winner as well.

    Homeyra: Thanks for visiting Mohamed 🙂

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