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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man : The shocking story of how America really took over the world - John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

The shocking story of how America really took over the world

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As an economic hit man (EHM) in the '60s and '70s, covertly recruited by the US National Security Agency, John Perkins helped further American imperial interests in countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. He tried to write this book four times but was threatened or bribed each time to halt. The events of 9/11 - a direct result of the activities of EHMs in the 1970s - finally forced him to confront the role he played himself, and to reveal the truth to the rest of the world.CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN has become a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US. It has been called the book that finally 'connects the dots, the book that best explains what is really going on in the world'.Once you've read it you will find yourself recommending it to everyone you know. It can truly change the way you view the world. As one US reader writes- 'I feel that this is not just a book - it is an event, with powerful cultural and political ramifications. This book turns our understanding of history upside down, and I implore you to read it as soon as you possibly can. The more people who are aware, the more easily change can brought about.'

Industry Reviews

"An entirely riveting and vital expose of the immoral, underhand dealings of the American corporatocracy - *****" Independent on Sunday "It's all here, in toe-curling detail" Guardian Weekend "One of the most remarkable books I have read in a long time. It is also one of the most frightening ... Perkins' aim is to expose the empire in order to dismantle it. He got out, he emphasises - and the wider world can get out too. We can disband the empire, but only if we know how it really functions. There are few better paces to find out" New Statesman "Once you've absorbed the book's central message, it makes the news look rather different" -- Nicholas Lezard Guardian "Perkins has ripped open the belly of the financial buccaneers from his unique place on the inside. Here are the real-life details - nasty, manipulative, plain evil - of international corporate skullduggery spun into a tale rivaling the darkest espionage thriller" -- Greg Palast, author of THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY

Amazing stories, good information for inteliigent people


Good book to think about, especially the first chapters

Melbourne Australia




Well written & at times spell bounding. Confessions of an economic hitman reveals a deep insight into the propaganda & corruption that helped the U.S.A become the most powerful country on earth. One thing the author is absolutely right about.. The world of white man really does have a 3rd grade view on history. We just keep closing our eyes to everything.



Great. Confirms all doubts


Great read.



Things the Western World should know.


For those who think they know everything, here are some facts you weren't aware of.

Sydney, AU


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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ISBN: 9780091909109
ISBN-10: 0091909104
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1