Quick Review: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Klein’s theory is that fundamentalist capitalists pray on disaster stricken countries to take advantage of the chaos to sell out the public sector. 📝 Disaster capitalism: “Orchestrated raids on the public sphere in the wake of catastrophic events”. 📝 Laissez-faire: A economic system with a minimum or no interference by government. 📝 When the government […]

Thoughts on: “Deng Xiaoping” by Alexander V. Pantsov

Deng Xiaoping led China through far reaching reforms in the post Mao era and is often credited as the force behind China’s spectacular economic growth. The expansion of the Chinese market and opening up the country to international trade is a part of his legacy, but also less glamorous deeds, such as the massacre on […]

Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama

I feel defeated. This book is way beyond my level of understanding of Political Theory and it was too much for me to take in. —————————————— The book is trying to discover the origins of political institutions, that we take for granted today, and that is not a small task. Starting in prehistoric times and […]

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