Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Paperback Plume

By (author) John Perkins

List price $16.99
You save $5.14 30% off

Free delivery worldwide
Dispatched in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Hardback $19.88
  • Publisher: New American Library
  • Format: Paperback | 303 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0452287081
  • ISBN 13: 9780452287082
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 24,341

Product description

From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," comes an expose of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including: How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big businessThe role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle EastTragic repercussions of the IMF's Asian Economic CollapseThe current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracyU.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and VenezuelaFrom the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11

Author information

John Perkins is founder and president of the Dream Change Coalition, which works closely with Amazonian and other indigenous people to help preserve their environments and cultures. From 1971 to 1981 he worked for the international consulting firm of Chas.T. Main, where he became chief economist and director of economics and regional planning. Perkins has lectured and taught at universities and learning centers on four continents and is a regular lecturer for the Omega Center.

Review quote

"[A] gripping tell-all book." --The Rocky Mountain News "Astonishing." --Boston Herald "This riveting look at a world of intrigue reads like a spy novel...Highly recommended." --Library Journal "Here are the real-life details--nasty, manipulative, plain evil--of international corporate skullduggery spun into a tale rivaling the darkest espionage thriller." --Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy