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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    A 5 star read--a must for anyone who wonders what is really going on with our government, corporations, World Banks, the IMF and Politics!

    I have always been curious about why things "happen" or "work" the way they do, against the working class, against the poor, no good health plan for the citizens of the United States et al! John Perkins blows the whistle on the behind the scenes actions taken by the U.S. Govertment, the collusion between the World Bank, the IMF and the Corporations, institutions the U.S. Govt works with behind the scenes--the corporation names used for the U.S. Govt to launder "drug money from Columbia, the Corporations that train the Economic Hit Man types---the third world countries that have lost their democratically elected presidents because of U.S. Jackals ordered to take them "out" due to their lack of cooporation with the U.S. Govt! Any questions you might have could all be answered by reading this Volume by John Perkins. I give it the highest rating as I believe he has risked his life to inform the public on the matters he discusses in this book, along with the others he has written! This information should not be ignored--we all need to know what he discusses has happened and is happening now within our Government and in collusion with Corporations that are in the top 1%, while most of the rest of us are just trying to maintain a "survival" existence!

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  • Posted August 17, 2010

    The dream of living in a sustainable world with peace and social/economic/environmental justice is possible. "The Secret History of the American Empire" guides us toward such a possibility where in the future, there will be no more empire

    John Perkins wrote Confessions of an Economic Hit Man several years ago then followed that up with "The Secret History of the American Empire.

    Perkins is an insider that took part in some of the most manipulative and evil events of the 20th and 21st century. When the public believe that our tax dollars were spent to help the developing world, Perkins debunks that understanding by telling the story of how he and others in corporate America undermined democracy by bribing or killing heads of state that would not play along with the corporations that cared nothing about the worlds poor and environmental destruction, but rather manipulated countries into financial disaster so the USA would be able to create a global empire that benefited only the very few extremely rich Americans.

    Perkins books along with Chalmers Johnsons latest three books are important reading for those that want to know the truth about the dark side of corporate America and what we can do about reforming America in a 2nd US Revolution of a Dr. MLK nonviolent approach.

    These books represent the most inspiring and hopeful comments of our time.

    Perkins does not believe that corporations have a choice to help solve the worlds problems or continue on their destructive path. It is more about the culture of corporations that must be reformed to create this sustainable future.

    Those few that that make the big bucks and pull the strings of government and the media will not like this book.

    Those insider technocrats that agree with Perkins will love this book and we can expect more whistle blowing as a result.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2010

    Eye Opener

    This book sheds light on how truly corrupt our government and corporations are.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    A must read

    This is a true account of how our goverment takes adavantage of under developed countries in their early developing stages to gain economic advantages and future political obligations. We provide electricity, water and infrastructure, to poor oil rich countries.This allows us to gain access to future control of their economies,values,assets and political obligations.We destroy the old cultures and traditions in the name of US democracy. The World Bank 'actually US corporation owned' loans the poor countries money, charging large amounts of interest payments they can not every repay. This is when we 'USA' takes over the country from politically to militarliy. John Perkins leaned his trade from the little know supper secret intellegence agency, NSA. The National Security Agency controls the intel on all under developed and weak countries ready to be 'helped' by the World Bank. 'controlled by the NSA and selected member US corporations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    Read it

    Read it and start to live your life to make it easier for others to live thiers.

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