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Sean Guillory – Ukraine is ripe for the shock doctrine

Like many states in crisis before it, Ukraine serves as a perfect opportunity for neoliberal transformation. While a crisis of faith, of sorts, has resounded in western discourse on the economic effectiveness of austerity, this scepticism, rather ironically, dissipates when you cross over into the remnants of the Iron Curtain. Neoliberalism’s flagellants reside east of the Elbe. There, ideological purity …