“Shock Doctrine” Author Naomi Klein Comes to LA December 6

Dear friends,

Robert Greenwald has been raving about Naomi Klein’s new book, “The Shock Doctrine.”   A week from Thursday, he will be having a conversation with her at a Town Hall Los Angeles event, and we’d love it if you would come.  Details are below. 
Town Hall’s Writers Bloc presents Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine”) in conversation with Robert Greenwald (Brave New Films)”Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell.” -John Le Carre

What do Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in southeast Asia, the War on Terror and the Tiananmen Square Massacre have in common? Where does the influence of the economist Milton Friedman intersect with such cataclysmic events?

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Naomi Klein’s groundbreaking new book explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically, tracing instead the rise of cynical corporate re-engineering to impose unpopular economic systems on societies reeling from shock and disorientation.

Exposing the thinking and the money trail behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is both an alternative history of contemporary capitalism, and a tool to provide shock resistance…for when the next crisis hits.

“Naomi Klein is one of the most important new voices in American journalism today. She has turned globalism inside out, and given us all a new way of looking at our seeming unending disaster in Iraq, and a new way of understanding why we got there.” -Seymour M. Hersh

WHAT: Naomi Klein in conversation with Robert Greenwald
WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills
Buy tickets: http://townhall-la.org/programs/register/1122
Tickets are $20 and open to the public (you do not need to be a Town Hall member)

Hope to see you there!
Jim Gilliam
Brave New Films

P.S. Here’s a fantastic short video from Alfonso Cuarn about the Shock Doctrine: