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Fences and Windows

Posted by themischord on February 1, 2007

In Fences and Windows, Naomi Klein builds her argument against globalization and free trade by citing a series of global protests and campaigns she witnessed. She gives numerous examples of countries which eventually face the truth that the free trade does not come ‘free’.

Some interesting lines of thought from the book

“Does globalization really foster democracy?”

“Communism and capitalism have something in common: they both centralize power in the hands of a few, and they both treat people as if they are less than fully human. Where communism saw them only as potential producers, capitalism sees them only as potential consumers;”

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