Naomi Klein is on C-Span's "After Words" right now. Franklin Foer of The New Republic (I think he's the editor now) and author of How Soccer Explains the World is doing the interview.
Klein is very impressive. Foer is floundering. Has he even read the book? Who wrote these questions?
Anyway, this month's Harper's has an essay by Klein adapted from The Shock Doctrine. It's a frightening essay, especially her analysis of Sandy Springs, an Atlanta suburb, which has become the first privatized city.
Here's a link for C-Span and "After Words" so you can watch it later.
I'd be curious to know what anyone thinks about this interview. Foer keeps trying to minimize her argument and dismiss it as if it's just another ideology. Klein is obviously frustrated by the fact that he is clearly not listening to her answers. She's responding to his questions, just not in the kind of pre-approved answers he seems to be trying to hear.
Wow, the last half of that was pretty damn painful. Klein: bloody brilliant interview.