Naomi Klein begins: "The inspiring overthrow of Hosni Mubarak is only the first stage of the Egyptian struggle for full liberation. As earlier pro-democracy movements have learned the hard way, much can be lost in the key months and years of transition from one regime to another. In 'The Shock Doctrine,' I investigated how, in the case of post-apartheid South Africa, key demands for economic justice were sacrificed in the name of a smooth transition. Here is that chapter."
Nelson Mandela, looking through the window of his prison cell, 1990. (photo: poorwilliam.net)
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