“Only a crisis, actual or perceived, produced real change,” is a well-known Milton Friedman quote. This is how Naomi Klein, renowned author and journalist, framed her book “The Shock Doctrine” and also her lecture at the Assembly Series on Wednesday, “The Present and Future of American Capitalism.” Klein was scheduled to speak at the University last year, but canceled due to weather.
I started this semester off so well. I was really on top of it (or at least running alongside of it), but now I’m falling behind. It’s terrible; as the work piles up—burying me in readings and papers—I feel more and more helpless to do anything to stop the carnage.
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