Naomi Klein: Stop Them Before They Shock Again

by
Naomi Klein

Readers of the The Shock Doctrine know that the Heritage
Foundation has been one of the leading advocates of exploiting disasters
to push through their unpopular
pro-corporate policies
. From this
document
, they're at it again, not even waiting one day to use the
devastating earthquake in Haiti to push for their so-called reforms. The
following quote was hastily yanked by the Heritage Foundation and
replaced with a more diplomatic quote, but their first instinct is
revealing:

"In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S.
response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti earthquake offers
opportunities to re-shape Haiti's long-dysfunctional government and
economy as well as to improve the public image of the United States in
the region."

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