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Worth a look?
in the fucking obvious
The first section - where all she's doing really is setting up an analogy for the rest of the book - has some truly shocking (ouch) material about psychological experiments funded by the US government in the mid-20th century. Jaw dropping stuff.
After I got on to the actual politics, my interest waned a touch and I haven't gone back to it since. But it's worth at least a borrow of someone for that first chunk, I think.
Certain sections are pretty incredible - the torture history at the beginning, for example, or some of the chapters on certain countries like South Africa, and the historical interventions in Latin America by American intelligence agencies.
However, her overall narrative is, to be blunt, bullshit. It shows up her economic naivety. She uses quotations from Milton Friedman's works out of context and, in certain cases, attributes things to him that he never said nor wrote. She opens the book with a criticism of laissez-faire economic theory, calling it corporatism, and then proves that the current world system is set up to lead to a more corporatist world. And she's right, except that corporatism ISN'T laissez-faire capitalism as argued for by people like Friedman, no matter whether she says they are or not.
There's also the matter of her distorting timelines to better fit her hypothesis, amongst other things.
she's been eyebrow-raisingly sexed up for those tube posters. Which is not massively cool, imho.