The Shock Doctrine of the Left

Author(s): Graham Jones
Original Publish Date: Aug 28, 2018
Product Number: EB00744812
Released: Nov 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781509528585
Publisher: Polity
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Shocks, from natural disasters to military catastrophes, have long been exploited by the state to impose privatization, cuts and rampant free markets. This book argues that the left can use such moments of chaos to achieve emancipation. Graham Jones illustrates how everyone can help to exploit these shocks and bring about a new world of compassion and care. He examines how combining mutually reinforcing strategies of ‘smashing, building, healing and taming' can become the basis of a unified left. His vivid personal experience underpins a compelling, practical vision for activism, from the scale of the individual body to the global social movement. This bold book is a toolkit for revolution for activists and radical millennials everywhere.

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