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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
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Sep 17, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: cia, history, history-crime, history-politics, science-social-theory-etc, trust-no-one
Recommended for: Shoppers.
Read in April, 2005

The scariest thing about this book is that if you read it having read nothing about the CIA or the overseas financial games the agency (and US corporations acting with CIA influence) has played around the world, it seems like frightening fiction written by a conspiratorial nutjob. If you read it having read a few books about the history of the CIA, you're twice as scared because you know it all may be true. Perkins writing is fitting for the topic, and reading Confessions of an Economic Hitman is very much like reading a sprawling Ludlum conspiracy thriller. Once again, a nonfiction book proves that reality is just as crazy as any writer's imagination... unless the whole thing never happened, and Perkins is still working for the CIA, this time as an Information Hitman. (In which case, don't be surprised.)

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