The Secret History of the American Empire Economic Hit Men Jackals the Truth about Corporate Corruption A riveting expos of international corruption and what we can do about it from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list In his st

  • Title: The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals & the Truth about Corporate Corruption
  • Author: John Perkins JonathanDavis
  • ISBN: 9780143142126
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Audio CD
  • A riveting expos of international corruption and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list 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 skullduggery of a de factoA riveting expos of international corruption and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list 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 skullduggery of a de facto American Empire This riveting, behind the scenes expos unfolded like a cinematic blockbuster told through the eyes of a man who once helped shape that empire Now, in The Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, 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 , Perkins reveals the secret history behind the events that have created the American Empire, including The current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq benefited big business The role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle East Tragic repercussions of the IMF s Asian Economic Collapse U.S blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela Jackal CIA operatives forays to assassinate democratic presidents From the U.S military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corpsvolunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti Americanism around the globe Alarming yet hopeful, this book provides a compassionate plan to reimagine our world.

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      John Perkins is an activist and author As a former chief economist at Boston strategic consulting firm Chas T Main, Perkins says that he was an economic hit man for 10 years, helping U.S intelligence agencies and multinational corporations cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.However, after several years struggling internally over the role he was playing in crippling foreign economies, he quit his consulting job In the 1980s Perkins founded and directed a successful independent energy company, which he subsequently sold Since then he has been heavily involved with non profit organizations in Ecuador and around the world He continues this work today, in addition to his writing One of his organizations, Dream Change, is dedicated to shifting consciousness and promoting sustainable lifestyles for the individual and global community.His new book, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, a follow up to best seller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, will be released in February 2016.

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    1. Even if John Perkins addressed this book to Americans, I found it worth every minute of my time.Using first person narration, Perkins recounts his experiences as an American economic hit man (EHM). By definition, EHMs are highly-paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, USAID and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet' [...]

    2. Wowwhere to start. John Perkins follows up his initial offering, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man", with more chilling stories and heartwrenching insights of the activities of the American empire in 3rd world nations in the 70's and 80's. Much of the information in the book was not new to me; I was familiar with the overthrow of many of the Central and South American regimes, as well as those of the Middle East. What I didn't realize was the perspective and thoughts of someone in the middle o [...]

    3. Buku The Secret History of The American Empire karangan John Perkins ini menyambung pembicaraan dari buku sebelumnya Confession of An Economic Hit Man (recommended untuk dibaca lebih dulu), mengisahkan lebih banyak sepak terjang Corporatocracy diseluruh dunia (di-Indonesiakan menjadi korporatokrasi). Korporatokasi adalah jaringan kolusi dan koalisi antara Pemerintah AS, lembaga-lembaga keuangan dunia dan korporasi-korporasi besar AS. Kekuatan dan Pengaruh korporatrokasi ini sama seperti Kebesara [...]

    4. Interesting and compelling, but somewhat dated. Unless you’re a student of recent American history, you’ll probably find a lot of this information “yesterday’s papers”. The optimism expressed in the last section of the book probably had more traction at the time this book was written (late Bush II, early Obama) for serious social change. However, the ways in which the “corporatocracy” (formerly known as the “Military/Industrial Complex” that Eisenhower warned against) and our g [...]

    5. The long and short of how America became an empire. Until the recent declassification of the CIA's "Family Jewels" I would have said that this book is a pile of conspiracy theories held together by a sloppy narrative. In light of the CIA's addmittance to their illicit involvement in South America, this book shines a bright light on all the dark corners of capitalism.The Secret History of the American Empire doesn't cease to shock and amaze. From the sweatshops of india, to the pollution of the j [...]

    6. John Perkins's globe trotting adventures as a self-described Economic Hit Man (EHM) in "The Secret History of the American Empire" is a one of a kind history lesson in U.S. international affairs and economics over the last 40 years. Perkins sheds light on the discomforting close-knit relationship between the U.S. government and corporate America and shakes off any naive, preconceived assumptions Americans may have that their government officials are out to spread democracy abroad for purely the [...]

    7. النسخة المترجمة من الكتاب للعربية : الكتاب له بعد سياسي يوضح ما يدور خلف الابواب المغلقة في الكيان الامريكي و الاهم بالنسبة لى هوه تعامل حكومات الدول المختلفة باختلاف انظمتها مع الهيمنة الامريكية و كيفية تجنيد العملاء الذين ينتمون بشكل وثيق بالانظمة و الحكومات الفاسدة المس [...]

    8. What a downer! No wonder the world hates us. We all know corporate greed is out of control and that we as Americans consume way more than our share of resources. But if this supposedly non-fiction confession is even half true, it's a whole lot worse than I for one ever believed. While I don't always agree with his totally far left stance, it certainly is time for the common people to take notice and move that into action.I did find his style of writing a bit difficult to follow. He jumped dates [...]

    9. Kapitalist rejimler, öncelikli olarak doğal zenginliği olan ülkelere yüksek miktarda kaynak yaratarak altyapı,köprü,metro, ve diğer yatırımlar için o devletleri borçlandırıp ve sonrasında o devletlerin iflas etmesi için gerekli ne varsa yapıp böylelikle devletler sonsuza kadar borçlu kalıp tüm kontrolleri kapitalist rejimler tarafından yürütülür.Ekvator'da çıkan her 100 dolarlık petrolün 75 doları ABD'nin diğer kalanıda dış borçlara ve Ekvator'un kendi kasas [...]

    10. John has a writer spirit, it's very clear at his description/listing of plots, contradictory feelings, and facts. His plots for:Panama's occupation, Ecuador , Iran, Saudia laundry affair are all nice plots of the book, Moreover, you get some eagle eye insight about the international organizations that are used to cover-up the corporatocracy, the sweet marriage of politics/media/money, more about MR Cheney-Halliburton and Bush-United Fruits relations etc. I would strongly recommend the book for o [...]

    11. I liked "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" better, but this was still a great read. While "Confessions" focused more on his personal journey and realization, this book focused more on specific Economic Hit Man experiences in major parts of the world. The book is broken out to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and does a good job of connecting the events that occurred throughout the world.I especially liked the last section of the book which focused on what you can do to change and influence th [...]

    12. I haven't read anything this overtly, globally political since my Noam Chomsky/Howard Zinn/"Bananas, Beaches, and Bases" days - though I've retained the worldview those books inspired. This book picks up where those left off - in the early 90's - and discusses the role of the "corporatocracy" in ruling/destroying the world. (One thing learned so far: CitGo gas stations are owned by Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. So buy gas there.)The book is divided into sections for each part of the world discussed: [...]

    13. Perhaps it is because I have heard his arguments before that I found Perkins’ “secret history” to not be so much of a secret. Take for example his critique of U.S. efforts – through both public and private means – to benefit from a natural catastrophe."Most U.S. citizens are not aware that national disasters are like wars: They are highly profitable for big business. A great deal of the money for rebuilding after disasters is earmarked for U.S. engineering firms and for multinational c [...]

    14. "Secret History" was a surprise in some ways, a disappointment in other ways.John Perkins is the author of a previous book, "Confessions of an Economic Hitman." I was not aware of this previous book or of Perkins's strong political leanings. So my motivation in reading this book might have been different from that of other readers who are already aware of Perkins.So I guess the surprise was to find myself reading an impassioned appeal to concerned Americans to take action against the "corpratocr [...]

    15. kayaknya ni buku wajib dibaca oleh para pengambil keputusan dinegeri ini, deherika memang tidak kalah di vietnam, irak maupun afghanistan liat saja proyek-proyek yang dilakukan oleh haliburton salah satunya dan hampir setiap proyek dilakukan tanpa melalui tender, dan dugaan saya benar bahwa KKN memang dikondisikan agar sumber daya negara kita habis dikuras oleh orang asing, dan setiap pemilihan kepala negara baru yang demokratis justru akan dihabisi oleh operasi clandestine CIA jika tidak mau me [...]

    16. Powerful, scary, awesome stories about the evils of our ways. Aside from the style being a bit egocentric (lots of first person narrative and 'watching the decomposing leper from my airconditioned sedan chair really made me question my approach to life') the book is a pleasure to read---packed with the juicy bits of real-life spy stories from all around the world and rollicking adventure and intrigue on an international scale. Most importantly, the this book identifies the ways in which we are a [...]

    17. Must Read for all conscientious citizens on this planet. (I recommend you read Confessions of the Economic Hitman first.) This book goes into vivid detail about who, how, why controls global events behind the scenes. Just why some CEOs of big corporations are getting billions of dollars in bonuses, while so much of the world population is living on $2/day, and living often subhuman lives. John Perkins, as an EHM for 10 years, was such a man - He went into 2nd and 3rd world countries with develop [...]

    18. Incredibly fascinating. The author gives an account of his own and his friends' involvement (or rather, the US's involvement, for that matter) in every major international political coup, assassination, economic devastation, etc since the 1970's. Shocking at first, my personal skepticism towards American foreign policy makes the events detailed in this book not so surprising after all. I especially like that after all the doom and gloom of the heinous mess American corporations, government, and [...]

    19. Although it starts off like a rewrite of Confessions, The Secret History offers a portrait of American Corporate Empire that is broken into chapters detailing the activities of EHMs, Jackals, and the American military (both public and private) in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Perkins starts off with his own personal history, which is what makes the book all to familiar to readers of Confessions, but soon broadens his narrative into stories related to him by others. By keeping the narrative per [...]

    20. A pretty bland rehash of how America has defended it's economic dominance in developing countries. The author's first book (Confessions of an Economic Hitman) has been highly recommended to me, but I'll have to pass based on this. Perkin's position as an economic adviser, crafting all manner of devious consulting plans designed to encourage a positive flow of dollars out of third world countries, does give him an interesting vantage point. However, he doesn't do much with the opportunity to rede [...]

    21. I haven't read his earlier Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, but this volume should be sufficient to convey the real history of how international corporations, in collusion with the U.S. Government and U.S.-sponsored aid organizations (and NGOs), use pressure - both subtle and overt, including fear, intimidation and worse - to force smaller and less powerful nations to sign deals which serve the interests of multinational organizations before the interests and needs of their own people. Seeing [...]

    22. Sequel, of sorts, to Confession of an Economic Hitman. Perkins believed (and had it confirmed to him by reader mail) that the first book offered a bleak outlook on the economics of the world, but offered no ideas for solutions or ways to change it. The purpose of this book is geared more towards guiding a pathway towards activism. Another very entertaining read that contains "confessions" from other economic hitmen and jackals. Again, the legitimacy of his claims are always disputed, but the boo [...]

    23. John Perkins' revealing accounts from the inside of a corrupt corporate empire. This book is not a conspiracy theorists rantings, He was an "economic hitman" for some of the top corporations. There are detailed accounts of the greed and corruption from the top of capitol hill. The shady workings of the IMF and the World Bank are detailed as well. I found the insight provided in this book to be indispensable. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a little more transparency in the workings of o [...]

    24. Another thumbs-up and must-read. The appendices alone offer a wealth of information and contacts for organizations and media whose interests are not for the benefit of the corporatocracy. The later chapters' words were haunting and reawakened a gut feeling I've had in recent years: "Africa is the canary in the mine. Subjugate the Middle East, use it as a staging ground, but be sure you get Africa too."

    25. A must-read for anyone who wants to better understand United States economic policies of the past 60 years that their impact on nations throughout the world. John Perkins provides insights into US foreign policy that is critical for any citizen to know and understand. He also teaches the reader what he or she can do to make a positive difference in the world.

    26. If you think you know what has happened in the world and what America's role was, think again. This is a book from one of the economic hit men that did the work that shaped our world today. As an American, it is a must read.

    27. Blew my mind!! I have read some criticisms of it as well, but even if a tenth of it is true, I feel less hopeful about the future of economic and social equality. The real cost of cheap living. I like that he provided some possible solutions as a conclusion.

    28. I found most of the stories hard to believe. It read more like a work of fiction and personal fantasy than a book about the way the USA controls the world economically. This is the modern day "confessions of a dangerous mind". Entertaining though but can not be taken seriously.

    29. Oddly enough reminded me of a hardboiled action novel. This man could have had a very promising writing career.

    30. Another amazing John Perkins book exposing the corporatocracy. Again, this should be required reading for all Americans.

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