No Is Not Enough - How Things Could Get Better Summary & Analysis

Klein, Naomi
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In order to combat the shock doctrine laid out by the Trump administration, Klein urges the need for a “strong collective memory of previous instances where fear and trauma were exploited to undermine democracy” (191). In places such as Argentina in 2002 and Spain in 2004, potential economic and military disasters were halted by the publics’ memory of past atrocities at the hands of the government. In other words, the people in these countries “said no” to austerity politics and government lies, much like Klein believes the U.S. must say no to Trump’s brand of exploitation (194). With the collective memory of the 9/11 terrorist attacks serving as a recent reminder of civil liberties being suspended and war being initiated under the guise of public safety, Klein hopes the population will not fall victim again.

To Klein’s approval, there have already been...

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