The Secret History of the American Empire by John Perkins audiobook

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

By John Perkins
Read by Jonathan Davis

Penguin Audio 9780525950158
11.06 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781429586832

In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an "economic hit man" in the international corporate skulduggery of a de facto American Empire. Now Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world, drawing on interviews to examine the current geopolitical crisis, and providing a compassionate plan to reimagine our world.

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Summary

Summary

In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an "economic hit man" in the international corporate skulduggery of a de facto American Empire. Now Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world, drawing on interviews to examine the current geopolitical crisis, and providing a compassionate plan to reimagine our world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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. In Perkins's view, American presidents willingly comply with their CEO masters, distributing foreign aid to corrupt Third World leaders who keep a share and return the rest to U.S. business for major projects, leaving their nations poor and massively in debt, and requiring more loans and slavish obedience to U.S. policy. If any leader objects, the CIA destabilizes his government, by assassination if necessary. Publishers Weekly
John Perkins' new book is both an eye-opening expose of global corruption and a fascinating story of adventure and intrigue. This devastating indictment of current economic policies also offers hope by showing the power of the growing movement toward a caring economics worldwide. Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations
A sweeping, bold assault on the tyranny of corporate globalization, full of drama and adventure, with devastating stories of greed run wild. But Perkins is undaunted, and offers imaginative ideas for a different world.—Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
“A sweeping, bold assault on the tyranny of corporate globalization, full of drama and adventure, with devastating stories of greed run wild. But Perkins is undaunted, and offers imaginative ideas for a different world.” Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

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Author Bio: John Perkins

Author Bio: John Perkins

John Perkins was formerly chief economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, US Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since then, his books on economics and geopolitics have been New York Times bestsellers and sold more than one million copies. He has lectured at more than fifty universities around the world. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, New York Times, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and others, as well as in numerous documentaries. He is a founder and board member of nonprofits devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English