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Writer Naomi Klein talks about corporate marketing 10 years after “No Logo,” and politics in the age of “brand” Obama.

Author Naomi Klein (Credit: Andrew Stern)

In 2000, as global capitalism celebrated its post-Soviet ascendancy, Naomi Klein emerged as the loud new voice of “no” from the left. 

Her book “No Logo” decried the global branding of everything — the rise of the global corporation, the surrender of culture to marketing and the mall.

“No Logo” became a kind of movement Bible to the young crowds that protested globalization and the new age. 

Now, Klein is out with a 10th anniversary edition. And she’s still kicking the system. Including, now, brand Obama. 

This Hour, On Point: Naomi Klein, and “No Logo” at ten.

Guest:

Naomi Klein, author of “No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies,” now out in a new 10th anniversary edition, and “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” She writes for The Nation. You can read her column for The Guardian on how corporate branding took over America.


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