In hosting the Olympics, China is putting on a public relations show for the world, but behind the scenes, there is the reality of a country that combines “the worst elements of authoritarian communism [and] global capitalism,” says author Naomi Klein.
Modern China mixes “mass surveillance of the population, total lack of civil liberties, lack of a free press, lack of democratic rights, authoritarian central planning, all harnessed not to advance the goals of social justice, even in name, .. but to advance the goals of global capitalism,” according to Klein.
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“So it is Stalinism meets global capitalism,” says the author of the bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
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