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The Secret history of the American empire: economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption

Author: Perkins, John Publisher: Dutton, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 365 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780525950158Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Contents The Secret History of the American Empire The Secret History of the American Empire Acknowledgments xiii A Note from the Author xv Prologue I Part I: Asia Mystery Woman of Jakarta 13 Pirating Lepers 19 Geishas 25 The Bugiman 30 A Corrupt and Brutal Country 35 Sweatshops 3 9 United States-Supported Slaughter 45 Tsunami Profiteering 5 0 Fruits of Corruption 54 Attacked and Beaten in Indonesia 5 9 Don't Become a Buddhist 6 2 Biological Imperatives 66 Dictatorships of Finance 71 The Quiet Giant 7 5 Part 2: Latin America Hired Guns in Guatemala 83 Obsessed with Anger 87 17 Recruited as President of Bolivia Power 94 18 Maximizing Profits in La Paz gg 19 Changing the Dream 104 20 Venezuela's Chavez IIO 21 Ecuador: Betrayed by a President 114 22 Bolivia: Bechtel and the Water Wars 120 23 Brazil: Skeletons in the Closet 128 24 The Beautiful Carioca 134 25 Taking on the Empire 138 26 Kindred Spirits 141 27 A History of Assassinations 146 28 Lessons from Latin America 157 Part 3: The Middle East A Bankrupt United States of America 165 King Dollar r G g Manipulating Governments 173 Lebanon; "Stark Raving Mad" 178 USAID Speaks 183 Egypt: Controlling Africa 189 Infidel Dog 194 Iran: Highways and Fortresses 199 Israel: America's Foot Soldier 205 The Iraq-Iran War: Another EHM Victory 209 Qatar and Dubai: Las Vegas in the Land of Mullahs 214 Into the Abyss 217 Part 4: Africa Modern Conquistadors A jackal Is Born 230 The "Non-Peoples" of Diego Garcia 235 Assassinating a President 239 The Highjacking of an Air India 707 243 An Environmentalist Is Executed 246 The 'Least Understood Continent 249 NGOs: A Stake in Keeping Afiica Poor 253 Laptops, Cell Phones, and Cars 256 Ex-Peace Corps Volunteers Offer Hope 2Go Resolved: To Turn Things Around 266 223 Sitting in America's Lap 227 Part 5: Changing the World Four Essential Questions 271 Change Is Possible 275 Modem Minutemen 279 Changing the Myth 284 The New Capitalism 288 A List of Grievances 292 Facing Our Fears 298 Changing Wall Street Through Financial Leverage Buying Off Third-world Debt 306 Five Commonalities 310 Times of Opportunity 312 The Most Important Question of Our Time 317 Today Is the Day 322 302 Appendix A: Organizations Described in This Book 331 Appendix B: Entry Points for Living Democracy 333 Appendix C: Recommended Reading 345 Notes 347 365 Index 351 About the Author

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