Nov 26, 2007

Shock and Awe: Milton Friedman, Naomi Klein and Jesus: A Salon Discussion

In The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein tells the story of the relationship between electroshock therapy, free market capitalism, and the suppression of democracy.

But what can protect disaster-shocked victims from the exploitation of shock and awe tactics? Klein suggests that we need an alternative story to orient us in the face of disastrous disorientation.

And so, with the prompting of this text, we will seek to tell an alternative story, with an alternative imagination, for an alternative Kingdom.

Placing Klein’s text in dialogue with political theory and theological reflection, we seek to retell the story, with eyes and ears open, as we ask one another the question:

What’s your story?

Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave.
Monday, November 26, 2007

Viewing “The Shock Doctrine Short Film”
Responses by
Ericka Stephens-Rennie, MA student in Political Science
Brian Walsh, campus chaplain and theology professor

Wine & Cheese to be served. Suggested donation: $5.00

Event Hosted By Empire Remixed

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