The Shock Doctrine is the most thoroughly discredited public policy book of the last 10 years. It’s been destroyed by right-wing statists, left-wing statists (e.g., [T]he New Republic), and even non-statists (e.g., Cato). It is truly astounding that anyone still takes this woman seriously. She’s Mao in mak[e]up — just the kind of smiley-faced statist that George Carlin warned us about. Much more dangerous than the socialists in the tanks.