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mirandapriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-05 02:04 PM
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9. I am reading this book right now
I'm on the last chapter. It opened my eyes to the way global "business" is done and how big business and government collude to turn the odds against the third world countries and the US in the long run. It made me understand what the "real" reason for invading Iraq was and the reason we turn against so many leaders of smaller countries (Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela) when they aren't doing anything wrong except standing up to Big Oil. It is written by a former insider, which makes it unique. Everyone should read this.
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  -BOOK CLUB April: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" CrispyQGirl  Apr-01-05 10:31 AM   #0 
  - Awesome! Thanks for starting the thread!  crispini   Apr-01-05 10:35 AM   #1 
  - I just put this on the homepage.  Skinner   Apr-02-05 08:07 AM   #2 
  - John Perkins on BOOK TV this Sunday, 11 pm Eastern  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-02-05 08:20 AM   #3 
  - a truly eye opening book  mopinko   Apr-02-05 08:20 AM   #4 
  - Here ya go. It's worth a look:  struggle4progress   Apr-02-05 01:11 PM   #8 
     - it CAN repeat itself  liam_laddie   Apr-02-05 02:13 PM   #10 
        - I had that book once, but unwisely lent it out.  pnorman   Apr-03-05 08:17 AM   #13 
  - Hey, this thread made GREATEST!  crispini   Apr-02-05 10:38 AM   #5 
  - I read it several months ago  Dr.Phool   Apr-02-05 11:05 AM   #6 
  - Just read this a few weeks ago  d_b   Apr-02-05 12:55 PM   #7 
  - I am reading this book right now  mirandapriestly   Apr-02-05 02:04 PM   #9 
  - Read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. nt  Skarbrowe   Apr-02-05 05:07 PM   #11 
  - There are TWO interviews of John Perkins on Democracy Now.  pnorman   Apr-03-05 07:55 AM   #12 
  - Amazing read  FLDem5   Apr-03-05 11:15 AM   #14 
  - Reading the book lets you understand, among other things...  Crankie Avalon   Apr-04-05 06:51 AM   #15 
  - Fair question  CitySky   Apr-12-05 01:22 PM   #18 
  - I can get the book tonight!  CitySky   Apr-08-05 11:04 AM   #16 
  - I'm about halfway through  CitySky   Apr-10-05 10:47 PM   #17 
  - His essay on page 48, starts out  hfojvt   Apr-20-05 11:54 PM   #32 
  - Well, I got my book two days ago & could not pry it out of my  CrispyQGirl   Apr-14-05 10:42 AM   #19 
  - So happy to see so many people getting into this one.  HuckleB   Apr-14-05 11:10 AM   #20 
  - the first few pages broke my heart ...how beautiful the jungle was and....  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-14-05 08:03 PM   #21 
  - my thoughts from page 75  hfojvt   Apr-17-05 05:30 AM   #22 
  - It may be trying to do too much.  HuckleB   Apr-18-05 08:19 AM   #24 
  - see chapter 7  hfojvt   Apr-18-05 01:33 PM   #25 
     - Again, you make a grand generalization from very little.  HuckleB   Apr-26-05 09:29 AM   #35 
  - I struggled with the format a bit myself  CitySky   Apr-18-05 03:29 PM   #26 
  - What to do about it? Did you make it to the conclusion?  1932   Sep-12-05 09:26 PM   #61 
  - one of the most important books i've ever read  yorkiemommie1   Apr-17-05 10:09 PM   #23 
  - re: your Argentine friend's reaction  CitySky   Apr-18-05 03:31 PM   #27 
  - re: Argentina -- Film called 'The Take' -  yorkiemommie1   Apr-20-05 01:41 PM   #29 
  - "it's Americans who are in the dark"  CrispyQGirl   Apr-20-05 08:19 PM   #31 
  - good read  Kenneth ken   Apr-20-05 12:06 AM   #28 
  - well said - n/t  CitySky   Apr-20-05 06:20 PM   #30 
  - oops ... n/t  welshTerrier2   May-17-05 11:59 AM   #45 
  - mentioned to a longlost friend last night  yorkiemommie1   Apr-21-05 02:04 PM   #33 
  - I'd be curious to know what he thinks of it.  CrispyQGirl   Apr-24-05 10:53 AM   #34 
  - I lent out my copy last night  CitySky   Apr-26-05 03:46 PM   #36 
  - Just got it; very good book so far  ThorsHammer   Apr-27-05 12:19 PM   #37 
  - my thought on the book as a whole..  stevebreeze   May-01-05 11:34 PM   #38 
  - For me it was worthwhile because,  CrispyQGirl   May-02-05 03:15 PM   #39 
     - I'm glad you liked it, but I guess it's part perspective. I was aware of  stevebreeze   May-02-05 07:55 PM   #41 
        - I suspect that most DU readers were well aware of such meddling.  HuckleB   May-18-05 10:06 AM   #47 
  - I started reading this book at Town Meeting (I live in MA)  merbex   May-02-05 03:17 PM   #40 
  - hmmmmm  Robert Oak   May-15-05 03:18 PM   #42 
  - How much of his account is backed  kcr   May-15-05 08:16 PM   #43 
  - that's sorta the trouble I have though  hfojvt   May-16-05 05:20 AM   #44 
  - viewing Iraq through the lens of "Confessions of an EHM"  welshTerrier2   May-17-05 12:04 PM   #46 
  - I'm 3/4 of the way through this book...  Tracer   Jun-06-05 03:14 PM   #48 
  - Yes, they are morally conflicted until it's time to  CrispyQGirl   Jun-06-05 03:29 PM   #49 
  - I wrote something about it, if anybody cares to read  hel   Jun-13-05 01:23 AM   #50 
  - Thanks for sharing  CrispyQGirl   Jun-14-05 12:52 AM   #51 
  - You are right, of course.  hel   Jun-14-05 04:12 PM   #55 
  - DU'ers should read your post on the book !!  welshTerrier2   Jun-14-05 01:22 PM   #53 
  - Thanks!  hel   Jun-14-05 04:00 PM   #54 
  - Thanks for that book suggestion.  Sequoia   Jan-20-06 06:37 PM   #64 
  - Your review was eloquent and profound  sweetheart   Jun-14-05 06:12 PM   #56 
  - WOW! You nailed it.  CitySky   Jun-15-05 10:36 AM   #57 
  - Was his confession an apology?  sweetheart   Jun-14-05 11:39 AM   #52 
  - thanks for the recommendation!  CitySky   Jun-15-05 10:37 AM   #58 
     - I second the recommend for Chalmer's book  davekriss   Feb-19-06 11:48 PM   #67 
  - Just finished the book.  enough   Sep-11-05 10:20 AM   #59 
  - I enjoyed this book but I would have liked to have read less about  thecorrection   Sep-12-05 06:33 PM   #60 
  - I finished it a couple of days ago and I'm still reeling....  mike_c   Jan-16-06 01:32 AM   #62 
  - "Americans need to know, too."  CrispyQGirl   Jan-22-06 01:02 PM   #65 
  - You nailed it!  Dulcinea   Apr-21-06 05:35 AM   #71 
  - Want to reel?  davekriss   Feb-19-06 11:56 PM   #68 
  - Now out in paperback...  Richardo   Jan-16-06 08:20 AM   #63 
  - Read it, one complaint  Terran1212   Feb-16-06 04:59 PM   #66 
  - Video link to January 06 presentation at Politics and Prose bookstore  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-20-06 11:46 PM   #69 
  - Great read!  Lost-in-FL   Feb-28-06 06:48 PM   #70 
  - It's interesting to compare this book to Clark's Winning Modern War  1932   May-02-06 12:26 AM   #72 
  - graduates in social sciences used  scholarsOrAcademics   Jul-29-06 06:48 PM   #73 
  - The books message is good....  WCGreen   Aug-19-06 08:26 PM   #74 
 

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