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The Battle for Paradise

Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists
Written by: Naomi Klein
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich "Puertopians" are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, The New York Times best-selling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a just recovery.

©2018 Naomi Klein (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Naomi Klein's dependable intrigue.

Interesting listen, and well narrated. My only complaints would be that at 1:43 minutes I would have loved to have heard more and learned more about this case study in disaster capitalism.

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  • carol j pridgeon
  • 2018-06-08

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I certainly put my full support behind Puerto Rico's right to control their own resources and to govern their own lives. Disaster capitalism sickens my stomach.

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  • se7enbirds
  • 2018-07-02

Neo-liberals at it again.

An informative but brief overview of Puerto Rico's myriad of challenges pre- and post- hurricane Maria, offering a glimpse of hope for the future and an outline to proceed.

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  • Bruce H.
  • 2018-11-17

an urgent story read well.

More a news dispatch than a story. Naomi's account of capitalism's lust for new lands and new people to conquer has a powerful call to action that we should all heed. While the account is about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. This in many ways is about your town and mine.

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  • Arthur Sears
  • 2018-09-12

Slave Mentality

It is an amazing book. It is unbelievable that we are still engaged in an economy that can be best as a slave economy. Sad...