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Mask comes off with Greece crisis — Naomi Klein

As happened in South Korea, speculators use disaster to lock in security for themselves.

February 13, 2012: Naomi Klein, the Canadian international best-selling journalist, book author and privatization critic, is interviewed about the Greek crisis in a clip from the forthcoming documentary Catastroika: Privatization goes public, featured on the website Greek Left Review.

Klein charges that "this whole neo-liberal project has been all about hollowing out democracy."

She says the Greek crisis reminds her "of what South Korea went through during the economic crisis" there. "You had a very explicit war with democracy," she says. With Greece, "This has been one of the moments when the mask completely comes off... Greece is portrayed as a nation of children that needs to have the keys to the car taken away."

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Posted: March 01, 2012

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