Thursday, May 29, 2008
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins is an exposé of international corruption— and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations. Suggested reading from a Peace and Conflict Studies course, this work does take a hard look at the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. John Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations. Today the author serves as a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating a stable, sustainable, and peaceful world. How inspiring to think each and every one of us has a role in creating a more peaceful and stable world.