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The 'Shock Doctrine', the latest from Naomi Klein, is the story of "blank is beautiful - three decades of erasing and reinventing the world". It is about how natural disasters have given capitalists the opportunity to reconstruct cities like New Orleans according to their own whims. But it is not just natural disasters which have given the capitalists the opportunity to advance their interests - there are man-made disasters as well - economic crises and wars.