The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Naomi Klein.
Quickie Recap: Free markets do not get that way happily through the democratic practise that certain someones would have us believe. Behind the grubby curtains lie a much harsher reality: that bombs are dropped in order to create the chaos and sense of panic needed for a nation of people to go along with the drastic changes to their country's economic structure.
Quickie Review: This book was sickening. The first chapter was probably my favourite; it drew the link between the torture of an individual in order to extract certain information to the torture of a people, large scale terror, in order to enact certain laws. It makes it all seem so....cruel, and unnecessary.
Quickie Recommendation: Seems like an important read.