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Free read The Secret History of the American Empire 108 ´ ❴Reading❵ ➿ The Secret History of the American Empire Author John Perkins – A riveting exposé 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 thA riveting exposé of international corruption and History of eBook #10003 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 The Secret PDFEPUBman” in the international corporate skullduggery of a de facto American Empire This riveting behind the scenes exposé 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. Even if John Perkins addressed this book to Americans I found it worth every minute of my timeUsing 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's natural resources Their tools included fraudulent financial reports rigged elections payoffs extortion sex and murder They play a game as old as empire but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization Perkin’s theory is that huge corporations form the bases of what he calls a corporatocracy which is a system of government that serves the interest of and may be run by huge corporations and involves ties between government and business Where corporations conglomerates andor government entities with private components control the direction and governance of a country including carrying out economic planning notwithstanding the 'free market' labelThe bulk of the book talks about the different countries Perkin went as an economic hit man It started in Indonesia Nepal Bhutan Ira Kuwait etc in Asia then to countries in Latin American and ended in Africa Some of these like the assassination of political leaders and controversies are not new to my ears However you would feel that Perkins is not taking you for a ride because of the details that he incorporated in these confessionsWhat I really liked about the book is that despite his supposedly controversial exposes as a whistleblower gloom and doom are not the main focus of the book Towards the end he recalls one of his speaking engagements where a lady asks him what she could do as an individual to change this corporatoracy Perkins explained that all of us can do our share by not making these huge corporations to be socially aware and responsible especially on the flights of the people in the developing third world countries As I said above Perkins written this book with the American people as target readers He explained that America is an empire because 1 the country is only 5% of the total world population yet it consumes 20% of earth’s natural resources; 2 it has the most powerful military in the world; 3 its culture and language are not only influencing other countries’ but to some extent are adapted by some; 4 its money the US Dollar has been the base currency of all the other world currencies since the end of World War II and 5 as an empire it is governed by an emperor but this emperor is not a single individual but a corporatocracy composed of the government huge corporations and media This book calls for the American people to be proactive and socially aware of what is happening in the world and not be contented with their comfortable lives As Perkin stressed in one of his talks “our children future will not be bright if the children of other less fortunate countries will not be bright too”

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World and Secret History of PDF #202 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 Secret History of the American PDFEPUBchange things for the next generations Addressing these uestions 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”. 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 capitalismThe Secret History of the American Empire doesn't cease to shock and amaze From the sweatshops of india to the pollution of the jungles of Bolivia you will cringe in horror from the atrocities committed by US corporationsInteresting fact did you know US engineering firm Bektel owned all the water in Bolivia They could charge peasants for drinking rain water When the Bolivian government got rid of Bektel Bektel sued the Bolivians for lost profits

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The Secret History of the American EmpireIn Vietnam and Ira benefited big business • The role of Israel as “Fortress America” in the Secret History of the American PDFEPUBMiddle East • Tragic repercussions of the IMF’s “Asian Economic Collapse” • US blunders in Tibet Congo Lebanon and Venezuela • Jackal CIA operatives forays to assassinate democratic presidents From the US military in Ira to infrastructure development 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 globe Alarming yet hopeful this book provides a compassionate plan to reimagine our world. I liked Confessions of an Economic Hit Man better but this was still a great read While Confessions focused on his personal journey and realization this book focused 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 worldI especially liked the last section of the book which focused on what you can do to change and influence the world Very motivating and inspirational