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

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From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" comes an expos of international corruption. Perkins suggests how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.
 

About John Perkins

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John Perkins is the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating a stable, sustainable, and peaceful world.
 
Published June 5, 2007 by Plume. 388 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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Perkins takes on every variation of the corruption model, from keeping labor costs down among sweatshop producers of consumer goods craved by U.S. consumers to maintaining affordable petroleum for the nation that swills a disproportionate portion of the world’s supply and generates commensurate c...

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A former “infidel dog” says nefarious corporations are running the planet.

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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.

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