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Having made a splash with Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins offers similarly entertaining but disturbing accounts of the American government wreaking havoc around the world in support of American business. In Perkins's view, American presidents willingly comply with their CEO masters, distributing foreign aid to corrupt Third World leaders who keep a share and return the rest to U.S. business for major projects, leaving their nations poor and massively in debt, and requiring more loans and slavish obedience to U.S. policy. If any leader objects, the CIA destabilizes his government, by assassination if necessary. Gathering evidence is not Perkins's strong suit. Typically, a shadowy figure pulls him aside, insists on anonymity, then reveals all. Critics will rightfully accuse Perkins of dreadful journalism and a taste for conspiracy theories. Yet economists admit that loans and "expert advice" to poor nations are often harmful. Few deny that America has ruthlessly undermined uncooperative governments and supported dictators including Saddam Hussein. Perkins's assertions that the U.S. assassinated Ecuador's reformist president and connived at genocide in Timor and Sudan are not absurd, merely unproven. This book's greatest value may be to encourage a competent journalist to cover the same ground. (June 5)
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A sweeping, bold assault on the tyranny of corporate globalization, full of drama and adventure, with devastating stories of greed run wild. But Perkins is undaunted, and offers imaginative ideas for a different world. -- Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
John Perkins' new book is both an eye-opening expose of global corruption and a fascinating story of adventure and intrigue. This devastating indictment of current economic policies also offers hope by showing the power of the growing movement toward a caring economics worldwide. -- Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a real eye-opener. John Perkins lays out very well what goes on behind the scenes perpetrated by our government. I have also heard him speak a few times. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Saroj Gilbert
I give it one star for the same amount of actual facts it contains. I would give it many more stars if the stars needed to reflect or equate to the amount of opinions and feelings,... Read morePublished 26 days ago by W. Coe
All of Perkins books are a must-read. Love his writing style, and it's hard to beat his first-hand accounts of episodes in our Dark History that would otherwise have slid by... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Joanne M. Friedman
Only three stars because I don't find him to be a particularly good writer.....but the content is 'SO IMPORTANT'.....it's a great review of some 'slimy' US history.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth Jones
It is your obligation to be an informed member of society. This book is your ticket to understanding the geopolitical theater.Published 3 months ago by Lee Diamond
I think this would be great required reading for all our high schoolers across America.
I really like that Perkins provides solutions for the profoundly disturbing information... Read more