Editor’s Introduction: This article was originally published in No. 27 of the late Anthony Fraser’s fine journal, Apropos. It is a review of Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. As Ms. Klein is lately in the Catholic and secular news due to her involvement in the events surrounding the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, the book and its author are timely, and, we believe, of interest to our readership.
The PDF attached is exactly as the article appeared in the issue of Approaches — formatting, pagination, and all. It is in A5 formatting, which may require some adjusting of the one’s printer settings should it be desirable to print the article.
Let it be noted that Robert Hickson owns the copyright on this article. We are grateful to him for giving us permission to publish it, and for supplying the digital file.
Special thanks to Mariusz Kubik for his photograph of Naomi Klein.