The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists

By Naomi Klein
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1.72 Hours 06/05/2018 unabridged
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In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, New York Times bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation’s radical, resilient vision for a just recovery.

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Summary

Summary

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island.

In this vital and startling investigation, New York Times bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation’s radical, resilient vision for a just recovery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fearless necessary reporting…Klein exposes the ‘battle of utopias’ that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.” Junot Díaz, New York Times bestselling author
“A gripping and timely account of classic ‘shock doctrine’ being perpetrated in Puerto Rico. Naomi Klein chronicles the extraordinary grassroots resistance by the Puerto Rican people against neoliberal privatization and Wall Street greed in the aftermath of the island’s financial meltdown, of hurricane devastation, and of Washington’s imposition of an outside control board over the most important US colony.” Juan González, cohost of Democracy Now! and author of Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
“We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and María unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters…Careful and unbiased reporting.” Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Author Bio: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 1.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English