some of us are brave
The Shock Doctrine treatment of the private take-over of New Orleans public education post-Katrina is the subject of this blog post from Diane Ravitch. My former professor Kristen Buras has been working in this vein for quite some time.
A reader thinks that Naomi Klein should revisit the Louisiana story and see how the “shock doctrine” has progressed:
Diane, I too have a passion for Louisiana, and a couple of friends there who also keep me in the loop.Your tireless efforts to tell the truth about what has happened in Louisiana since Milton Friedman decided to use “Shock Doctrine” to his advantage is very important to stopping Jindal from his merciless destruction of public education and democracy itself!|
For those who are not familiar with Naomi’s introduction to “The Shock Doctrine – The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”- here is a brief excerpt from her intro:
“Over at the shelter, Jamar could think of nothing else. “I really don’t see it as cleaning up the city. What I see is that a lot of people got killed uptown. People who shouldn’t have died.”
He was speaking quietly, but an…
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