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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:03
"This riveting look at a world of intrigue reads like a spy novel….Highly recommended…"
In this shocking memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, former chief economist John Perkins tells of his own inner journey from willing servant of empire to impassioned advocate for the rights of oppressed people.
Covertly recruited by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and on the payroll of an international consulting firm, he traveled the world—to Indonesia, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other strategically important countries. His job was to implement policies that promoted the interests of the U.S. corporatocracy (a coalition of government, banks, and corporations) while professing to alleviate poverty—policies that alienated many nations and ultimately led to September 11 and growing anti-Americanism.
John Perkins's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent nearly a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller lists and has been published in more than 25 languages, is a startling exposé of international corruption. He continues writing and speaking around the world, detailing the clandestine operations that created the world's first truly global empire and providing a compassionate plan for turning this around, for crafting a world that future generations will be proud to inherit.
John is a founder and board member of Dream Change and the Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to creating a stable, sustainable, and peaceful world. He has lectured and taught at universities on four continents.
John's courage in writing these books and speaking out against his former bosses exemplifies the courage shown by our Founding Fathers and Mothers when they stood up to the British Empire. Like them, John defied threats and bribes and took action. His courage serves as an example for all of us. "Now is the time for us to change the world," he writes.
“[A] gripping tell-all book….”
--Rocky Mountain News
“John Perkins' story is so astonishing it defies belief…. imagine the conceptual love child of James Bond and Milton Friedman.”
“…compulsively readable and revealing.… Resisting threats and bribes, Perkins persisted and wrote his well-documented confessional. He has produced an unflinching and forceful insider’s look at how the U.S. government, multinational ‘aid’ organizations and corporations are following a dangerous path in their pursuit of oil and other resources.”
--Winnipeg Free Press
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