Student Pulse is an online journal of collegiate work with a variety of topics. The idea was to take all the best papers written by college students and gather them in one location online for everyone to read. So often, students write brilliant papers and they are only read by the professor or TA. With Student Pulse, the whole world can read these papers, after they pass through the lengthy editorial process of the site’s administrators.
A while ago, I submitted a paper for them, and this morning I got word that it appears on the website, in its entirety, here.
The paper is a book review of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism that I wrote for M. Shahid Alam‘s Global Economy class, which is one of the toughest classes I’ve ever taken. This book and its theories have likewise shaped many of my opinions on the world, and especially the US government and the CIA, since I first heard of them in Dr. Ryan’s high school AP history classes.
If you’d like a little taste of what the book is about, and to see some fine short film creation, check out Klein’s collaboration with Alfonso Cuarón, acclaimed writer and director of Children of Men, another piece that shaped my world. Marisa, this means you!
You can also see a link to the paper on the site’s main page.