A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
by Steven Hiatt
John Perkins' controversial expose, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," became an international word-of-mouth sensation and a long-running "New ... Show synopsis John Perkins' controversial expose, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," became an international word-of-mouth sensation and a long-running "New York Times" bestseller. However, the revelations that John Perkins presented in "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" were, actually, only a glimpse into the world of economic hit men. It turns out this secret world is even bigger, deeper, and more sinister than even Perkins knew. Perkins is now joined by a dozen other economic hit men and investigators, as they go much further in revealing how the EHM game has functioned, and continues to function, in many countries around the world. Through detailed confessions and hard facts and figures, "A Game As Old As Empire" unearths the truth about what is really going on in the world. Each chapter focuses on a particular case, detailing the methods used to deceive, steal, corrupt, and coerce. After presenting these particular cases, "A Game As Old As Empire" connects the dots -- showing how the various pieces of this system come together to create the world's first truly global empire. The book then offers a call to action, explaining what ordinary citizens can do to confront and unravel this destructive network of control.