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5.0 out of 5 stars For History look elsewhere, for a sound, engaging critique read it., November 8, 2004
This review is from: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Hardcover)
John Perkins was interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WNYC Radio in New York. You can listen to the interview and make your own decision about John's book.

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Note: Although many other books have been written about how U.S. aid policy has been used as a means of manipulating foreign countries, the fact remains that John Perkin's book is from an insiders perspective. It exposes the truth behind how corporate greed has hijacked U.S. Foreign Policy. You can find many more books on the facts and history but for a sound, engaging critique read it.
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Initial post: Dec 5, 2009 11:25:41 PM PST
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Posted on Oct 30, 2010 1:10:26 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2011 3:51:55 AM PST
The review that you reviewed is more believable than this. Are we all entitled to a review absolutely, but we have to learn the ability to decipher and wade through the gatekeepers who may provide us with disinformation. Are reviews helpful, yes, but sometimes regardless of reviews we need to read for ourselves and I have never considered a book a waste of money even if I get one useful word or paragraph. Many a negative review encourages me to buy the book to find out why the negative review might sway me away from a book that might provide some useful information.
Thank you for your review.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2011 2:05:03 AM PDT
@Pete: Whose $$$ trough are slopping at, anyway?

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 5:25:47 PM PDT
I think there are many people like Pete that, either because of a rabid belief in the corporate system or because they are paid shills, get on Amazon and add comments and reviews built to attempt to throw books like this one into the area of "conspiracy theory" so that they seem less plausible. The pure fact is that, by law, corporations care about one thing and that's the bottom line. This idea has been pushed to the extreme so much that it is commonly believed now that skirting the law, whether it be by tax shelter or by using a grey area of the law, is REQUIRED by a corporate officer. I haven't read this book yet, but I by no means find its basic premise implausible. As a matter of fact, people calling "conspiracy theory!" and reviews by representatives of huge corporate interests like Publishers Weekly makes me think it's even more likely to be true.
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