This is one instance in which we would hope that Naomi Klein wouldn’t get it right, but as the “Shock Doctrine” author explains in this “Democracy Now!” interview, certain current events (ahem, Gov. Scott Walker) point to a troubling trend — or, as Klein puts it, a “frontal assault on democracy” — taking hold in the U.S. in a manner similar to what she describes as happening in South America and elsewhere in her book.

Also included in her discussion with host Amy Goodman from Wednesday’s show: the climate change crisis and the conviction of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher (click here to read transcripts of these interview segments).

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