The Secret History of the American Empire

The Secret History of the American Empire : Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption

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In the Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world today and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, CIA operatives, 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 defined our world.From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a web of corruption and corporate skullduggery. The Secret History of the American Empire concludes with a clear-eyed look toward the future and a compassionate plan to reimagine the world.show more

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  • Hardback | 365 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 566.99g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 052595015X
  • 9780525950158
  • 1,697,667

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