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The secret history of the American empire : the truth about economic hit men, jackals, and how to change the world / John Perkins.

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 337.73 PERK (Text) 39231032187375 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780452289574 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0452289572 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xv, 365 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Plume, [2008]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-346) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Asia - 1. Mystery Woman of Jakarta - 2. Pirating Lepers - 3. Geishas - 4. The Bugiman - 5. A corrupt and Brutal Country - 6. Sweatshops - 7. United States-Supported Slaughter - 8. Tsunami Profiteering - 9. Fruits of Corruption - 10. Attacked and Beaten in Indonesia - 11. Don't Become a Buddhist - 12. Biological Imperatives - 13. Dictatorships of Finance - 14. The Quiet Giant - Part 2: Latin America - 15. Hired Guns in Guatemala - 16. Obesessed with Anger - 17. Recruited as President of Bolivia Power - 18. Maximizing Profits in La Paz - 19. Changing the Dream - 20. Venzuela's Chavez - 21. Ecuador: Betrayed by a President - 22. Bolivia: Bechtel and the Water Wars - 23. Brazil Skeletons in the Closet - 24. The Beautiful Carioca - 25. Taking on the Empire - 26. Kindred Spirits - 27. A History of Assassinations - 28. Lessons from Latin America - Part 3: The Middle East - 29. A Bankrupt United States of America - 30. King Dollar - 31. Manipulating Governments - 32. Lebanon: "Stark Raving Mad" - 33. USAID SPeaks - 34. Egypt: Controlling Africa - 35. Infidel Dog - 36. Iran: Highways and Fortresses - 37. Israel: America's Foot Soldier - 38. The Iraq-Iran War - 39. Qatar and Dubai: Las Vegas in the Land of Mullahs - 40. Into the Abyss - Part 4: Africa - 41. Modern Conquistadors - 42. Sitting in America's Lap - 43. A Jackal is Born - 44. The "Non Peoples" of Diego Garcia - 45. Assassinating a President - 46. The Highjackingof an Air India - 47. An Environmentalist is Executed - 48. The Least Understood Continent - 49. NGO:s A Stake in Keeping Africa Poor - 50. Laptops, Cell Phones, and Cars - 51. Ex-Peace Corps Volunteers Offer Hope - 52. Resolved: To Turn Things Around - Part 5: Changing the World - 53. Four Essential Questions - 54. Change is Possible - 55. Modern Minutemen - 56. Changing the Myth - 57. The New Capitalism - 58. A List of Grievances - 59. Facing Our Fears - 60. Changing Wall Street Through Financial Leverage - 61. Buying Off Third-World Debt - 62. Five Commonalities - 63. Times of Opportunity 64. The Most Important Question of Our Time - 64. Today Is the Day - Appendix A: Organizations Described in This Book - Appendix B: Entry Points for Living Democracy - Appendix C: Recommended Reading.
Summary, etc.:
Drawing on his own experiences and on interviews with other individuals, Perkins reveals the conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in the daily headlines, and addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.
Subject: Corporations, American > Foreign countries.
Corporations, American > Corrupt practices.
Globalization > Social aspects.
Imperialism.
United States > Foreign economic relations.
United States > Foreign relations > 2001-2009.

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