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ISBN13: 9781576753958
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John Perkins’ controversial exposé, 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.

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In Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins exposed his past role as one of a cadre of imperial agents who use "fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder" in order to loot countries of aid and development funds on behalf of what he has dubbed the "corporatocracy." This collection of essays is intended as a companion to Confessions that exposes the wider machinery of the "economic hit men" of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the US government, and global big business and the "jackals" from the Central Intelligence Agency and elsewhere that often follow in their wake, instigating coups, sowing destabilization, and otherwise carrying out the agenda of the "corporatocracy." The 12 essays include personal accounts of other "economic hit men" involved in business, aid, and banking corruption; investigative reports on the activities of the infamous Bank of Credit and Commerce International, corrupt World Bank development aid practices in the Philippines and elsewhere, manipulation of Iraq's oil laws under the US occupation; and wider contextual pieces documenting the overall workings of so-called debt-relief and the role export credit agencies in encouraging worldwide weapons proliferation. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


John Perkins's sensational New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (more than 300,000 sold) revealed just the tip of the iceberg of the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption. Now more economic hit men and investigators tell the whole shocking story.

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rltoruan, December 7, 2006 (view all comments by rltoruan)
I didn't read this book yet, because it is not sold at bookstores in Indonesia. I got its manuscript from my office friend who attended a book fair in Germany recently. Its contents looks like quite interest to Indonesian readers and I am going to review it before we decide to publish its in our national language called Bahasa Indonesia. We will contact you later to get your permission. By the way, could you tell me who are the target readers in your country? Could you email me its English review?
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a book publisher and multimedia sister company of KOMPAS GRAMEDIA Group (Jakarta) Indonesia
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Product Details

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Introduction by:
Perkins, John
Perkins, John
Hiatt, Steven
Hiatt, Steven
International business enterprises
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Political corruption
Globalization - Social aspects
Bk Currents
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9.26x6.49x1.25 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , John Perkins's sensational New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (more than 300,000 sold) revealed just the tip of the iceberg of the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption. Now more economic hit men and investigators tell the whole shocking story.
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