Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is the award-winning author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. She writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and The Guardian newspaper that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. Her articles have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times.

In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s Magazine won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Also in 2004 she wrote and co-produced “The Take,” an award-winning feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factory movement. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King’s College, Nova Scotia.

Naomi Klein
Feb 4, 2008

Disowned by the ownership society

Remember the "ownership society," fixture of major George W. Bush addresses for the first four years of his presidency? "We're ownership society in this country, where more Americans th
Jan 28, 2008

Why the Right loves a disaster

Moody's, the credit-rating agency, claims the key to solving the United States' economic woes is slashing spending on Social Security. The National Assn. of Manufacturers says the fix is for the fede
Nov 22, 2007

Shocked in death, shocked in life

The world saw a video last week of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers using a Taser against a Polish man in the Vancouver International Airport in October.
Nov 2, 2007

Rapture rescue 911

I used to worry that the United States was in the grip of extremists who sincerely believed that the Apocalypse was coming and that they and their friends would be airlifted to heavenly safety. I hav
Oct 1, 2007

Greenspan and the myth of the true believer

The tall graduate student, visiting the United States from Sweden, would not be satisfied with a quip. He wanted answers. "They cannot only be driven by greed and power. They must be driven by someth
Aug 24, 2007

'Big brother' democracy

Recently, as protesters gathered outside the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello, Quebec, to confront US President George W. Bush, Mexican President Felipe CalderÃ&#17
Jun 15, 2007

Laboratory for a fortressed world

At a glance, things aren't going well in Israel. So why, in the midst of such volatility, is the Israeli economy booming like it's 1999, with a roaring stock market and growth rates nearing China's?
Jun 7, 2007

Baghdad burns, Calgary booms

The invasion of Iraq has set off what could be the largest oil boom in history. This isn't the boom in Iraq sparked by the proposed new oil law—that will come later. This boom is already in full
May 7, 2007

More than a mine, a metaphor

After a group of Mohawks from the Tyendinaga reserve blockaded the railway between Kingston and Toronto two weeks ago, a near unanimous cry rose up from the editorial pages of Ontario newspapers and


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