Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

By John Perkins

From the writer of the outstanding manhattan occasions bestseller, Confessions of an fiscal Hit Man, comes an exposé of overseas 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 effect, and overseas coverage are on everyone's brain. Former fiscal Hit guy John Perkins is going behind the curtain of the present geopolitical situation and provides daring strategies to our so much urgent difficulties. Drawing on interviews with different EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, newshounds, businessmen, and activists, Perkins finds the key background of occasions that experience created the present American Empire, including:

  • How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited colossal business
  • The position of Israel as citadel the US within the center East
  • Tragic repercussions of the IMF's Asian financial 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 world wide, with results mirrored in our day-by-day headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how americans can paintings to create a extra peaceable and sturdy international for destiny generations.

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1700 Fourth road, Berkeley; CA 94710 . Tel : (510) 528-1444 ; Fax : (510) 528-3444 . Berrett-Koehler and the BK brand are registered emblems o f Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc . revealed within the u . s . a . Berrett-Koehler books arc published on long-lasting acid-free paper . whilst it's on hand , we decide paper that has been synthetic via environmentally liable techniques . those may possibly contain utilizing timber grown in sustainable forests, incorporating recycled paper , minimizing chlorine in bleaching, or recycling the strength produced on the paper mill . LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CA'TALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION information Perkins, John, 1945 Confessions of an financial hit guy via John Perkins . p . cm. contains bibliographical references and index . ISBN-10 : 1-57675-301-8 ; ISBN-13 : 978-1-57675-301- nine 1. Perkins, John . 1945- 2 . usa . nationwide protection Agency—Biography. three . Economists—United States—Biography . four . strength consultants—United States — Biography. five . Intelligence agents—United States—Biography. 6. Chas . T. major, Inc . 7. international Bank—Developing nations. S . organizations, American—Foreign nations . nine . organizations, American—Corrupt practices . 10 . Imperialism—History—20th century. eleven . Imperialism—History—21st century I . name . UB271 . U52P47 2 hundred four 332 ' . 042 '092—dc2 2 [B] 2004045353 First Editio n 09 08 07 06 05 20 19 18 17 sixteen 15 14 thirteen 12 eleven disguise layout by way of Mark van Bronkhurst . inside layout through Valerie Brewster . Copyediting through Todd Manza . Indexing via Rachel Rice. To my dad and mom, Ruth Moody and Jason Perkins , who taught me approximately love and dwelling and instille d y /l in me the braveness that enabled m e to put in writing this publication. content material S Preface ix Prologue xvi half I : 1963—197 1 1 An monetary Hit guy Is Born three 2 "In for all times" 1 2 three/ Indonesia : classes for an EHM 2 zero four Saving a rustic from Communism 2 three five promoting My Soul 2 eight half II : 1971—197 five 6 My position as Inquisitor three 7 7 Civilization on Trial four 2 eight Jesus, visible in a different way four 7 nine chance of a life-time five 2 10 Panama's President and Hero five eight eleven Pirates within the Canal region 6 three 12 squaddies and Prostitutes 6 7 thirteen Conversations with the overall 7 1 14 getting into a brand new and Sinister interval i n monetary historical past 7 6 15 The Saudi Arabian Money-laundering Affair eight 1 sixteen Pimping, and Financing Osama bin weighted down nine three vii half III : 1975—198 1 PREFAC E 17 Panama Canal Negotiations and Graham Greene 18 Iran's King of Kings 10 eight 19 Confessions of a Tortured guy 20 the autumn of a King 117 21 22 eleven three Colombia : Keystone of Latin the United States a hundred and twenty American Republic as opposed to international Empire 124 23 The misleading Resume thirteen 1 24 Ecuador's President Battles substantial Oil 25 10 1 I surrender 141 14 6 half IV : 1981—PRESEN T 26 Ecuador's Presidential demise 15 three 27 Panama: one other Presidential demise 15 eight 28 My power corporation, Enron, and George W. Bush 29 I Take a Bribe 167 30 the U.S. Invades Panama sixteen 2 173 31 An EHM Failure in Iraq 18 2 32 September eleven and its Aftermath for Me, in my opinion 18 nine 33 Venezuela: kept by means of Saddam 19 6 34 Ecuador Revisited 20 three 35 Piercing the Veneer Epilogue John 22 1 Perkins own background Notes Index 23 zero 24 zero concerning the writer viii 21 1 248 Confessions of an financial Hit guy 22 6 financial hit males (EHMs) are hugely paid execs who cheat nations worldwide out of trillions of bucks .

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