Overrated: Naomi Klein
IPN Opinion article
Over the past decade, the Canadian writer Naomi Klein has been catapulted from success to success. The author of two best-selling books - No Logo (2000) and The Shock Doctrine (TSD) (2007) - she ranked number 11 on a list of "top global intellectuals", compiled by Prospect and Foreign Policy magazines. The New Yorker went even further, describing her as "the most visible and influential figure on the American Left".
In contrast to the ranting of many anti-trade, anti-business pundits, Klein adopts a more gentle and beguiling manner. But her views are no less absurd, coloured as they are by statist twaddle and pacifist invective.