The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption
A riveting exposť of international corruption and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list.
In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an economic hit man in the international corporate skullduggery of a de facto American Empire. This riveting, behind-the-scenes exposť unfolded like a cinematic blockbuster told through the eyes of a man who once helped shape that empire. Now, in The Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. Instability is the norm: It s clear that the world we ve created is dangerous and no longer sustainable. How did we get here? Who s responsible? What good have we done and at what cost? And what can we do to change things for the next generations? Addressing these questions and more, Perkins reveals the secret history behind the events that have created the American Empire, including:
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THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth About Global CorruptionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Perkins follows up the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004) with a still repentant but now broader view of the unconscionable plundering of the planet and endangerment of its future ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ErnestS - LibraryThing
I liked "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" better, but this was still a great read. While "Confessions" focused more on his personal journey and realization, this book focused more on specific ... Read full review
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