John Perkins of THE NEW CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN to Present Book Signing, Today
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary presents John Perkins, former economist and author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," which remained on the NY Times bestseller list for 73 weeks. Since its release in 2004, the book has sold more than 1.25 million copies worldwide and been translated into 32 languages. Perkins will be in Chicago on May 6th for a book signing and lecture of the follow-up to his bestseller, "The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells in River North.
In this new edition - 40 percent of which is completely new material - Perkins adds a new introduction and fifteen new chapters to his eye-opening classic, bringing the story of economic hit men up-to-date. The former economic hit man (EHM) shares new details about the ways he and others manipulated countries around the globe and changed history.
John Perkins was formerly Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, the IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since then, his books have sold more than 1 million copies. He has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, and in the pages of Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications.
Perkins discusses his role as the front man for a system that traded in fraud, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and even murder. In The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Perkins continues to expose how government sanctioned EHMs create a system that has mired countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East in fear and debt and held them in servitude to Western interests with the all-too frequent backing of CIA jackal assassins and the military, which he calls the "corporatocracy."
Perkins explains that EHMs in the form of bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives and others convince governments and the public into submitting to policies that threaten the foundations of democracy. He goes further to say that it is within our power to clean up pollution; help people grow, store, and transport food more efficiently; develop new technologies for energy, transportation, communications, banking, and wholesale and retail trade; bring diverse communities together with the understanding that we all live on a "fragile space station that has no escape shuttles"; more fulfilling lives.
Perkins also includes documentation of EHM activity from 2004 to 2015. He complements his personal story by offering detailed information for readers who
want further proof of the activities described in this book, or who want to pursue these subjects in more depth. Included are articles, reports, websites, Wikileaks, NSA documents, and more.
Apart from his books on economics and politics, Mr. Perkins has also authored books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, andThe Stress-Free Habit. In total he has authored 9 books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.
He is a founder and board member of Dream Change andThe Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit.
"THE NEW CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN" * BOOK SIGNING * FRIDAY, MAY 6
HILTON ASMUS CONTEMPORARY * 716 N. Wells, Chicago
Praise for The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
"When I read Confessions of an Economic Hit Man I could not have known that, some years later, I would be on the receiving end of the type of "economic hit" that Perkins so vividly narrated. The New Confessions resonates with my experiences of the brutish methods and gross economic irrationality guiding powerful institutions in their bid to undermine democratic control over economic power. Perkins has, once again, made a substantial contribution to a world that needs whistle-blowers to open its eyes to the true sources of political, social and economic power." - Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance of Greece
"The New Confessions offers deep insights into the nefarious ways economic hit men and jackals have expanded their powers. It shows how they came home to roost in the US - as well as the rest of the world. It is a brilliant and bold book that illuminates the crises we now face, and offers a roadmap to stop them.
- John Gray Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
"John Perkins probed the dark depths of global oligarchy and emerged into the light of hope. This true story that reads like a page-turning novel is great for all of us who want the better world that we know is possible for ourselves, future generations, and the planet." - Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
"I loved Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Ten years ago it exposed the real story. The New Confessions tells the rest of that story - the terrible things that have happened since, and what we all can do to turn a death economy into a life economy." - Yoko Ono
"The New Confessions is an amazing guide to co-creating a human presence on our planet that honors all life as sacred. It exposes our past mistakes, offers a vision for a compassionate, sustainable future, and provides practical approaches for making the transition between the two. A must read for anyone who loves our beautiful home, Earth." - Barbara Marx Hubbard, bestselling author and President of Foundation for Conscious Evolution