By John Perkins
From the writer of the outstanding big apple occasions bestseller, Confessions of an monetary Hit Man, comes an exposé of foreign corruption, and an encouraged plan to show the tide for destiny generations
With a presidential election round the nook, questions of America's army buildup, environmental impression, and overseas coverage are on everyone's brain. Former financial Hit guy John Perkins is going behind the curtain of the present geopolitical concern and provides daring suggestions to our such a lot urgent difficulties. Drawing on interviews with different EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, journalists, businessmen, and activists, Perkins unearths the key historical past of occasions that experience created the present American Empire, including:
- How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited massive business
- The function of Israel as fort the US within the heart East
- Tragic repercussions of the IMF's Asian monetary Collapse
- The present Latin American revolution and its classes for democracy
- U.S. errors in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela
From the U.S. army in Iraq to infrastructure improvement 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 world, with outcomes mirrored in our day-by-day headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how american citizens can paintings to create a extra peaceable and solid international for destiny generations.
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