The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals and the Truth About Global Corruption
by John Perkins
From Latin America to Asia, the Middle East to Africa, "The Secret History of the American Empire" exposes in searing detail the ruthless and often ... Show synopsis From Latin America to Asia, the Middle East to Africa, "The Secret History of the American Empire" exposes in searing detail the ruthless and often underhand tactics wielded by the US in expanding its power-base over the past 25 years. Author John Perkins was an 'economic hit man' - covertly recruited by the US Government to cheat countries around the world out of trillions of dollars, saddling them with huge debts and thereby allowing America to extract their 'pound of flesh' in favours. Since the publication of his controversial book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man", many of those involved - Jackals (CIA operatives), reporters, officials from the World Bank, the IMF and the government - have dared to come forward to Perkins with their own shocking confessions, meaning that now, at last, the full, outrageous extent of the global scandal can be revealed.