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Perkins, John 1945-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 334 publications in 21 languages and 8,985 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Miscellanea  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: UB271.U52, 332.042092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Perkins
The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption by John Perkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals (CIA operatives), reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. Instability is the norm: It's clear that the world we've created is dangerous and no longer sustainable. How did we get here? Who's responsible? What good have we done and at what cost? And what can we do to change things for the next generations? Perkins reveals the secret history behind the events that have created the American Empire, including: the current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy; how the 'defeats' in Vietnam and Iraq benefited big business; the role of Israel as 'Fortress America' in the Middle East; tragic repercussions of the IMF's 'Asian Economic Collapse'; U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela; jackal forays to assassinate democratic presidents. Alarming yet hopeful, this book provides a compassionate plan to reimagine our world
Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the world financial markets imploded--and what we need to do to remake them by John Perkins( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perkins has seen economic meltdowns before--the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. As an economic hit man, he was involved in events once confined to the Third World, that have now sent the United States--and in fact the entire planet--spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run those few corporations that control the capital, land, and resources--and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, an exploitation of the many to benefit the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to the edge. But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large.--From publisher description
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire. John Perkins should know, he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S., from Indonesia to Panama, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies
On the line( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when a group of activists, priests, celebrities, and students risk arrest to protest U.S. foreign policy in Latin America?ON THE LINE is an inside look at the people behind one of the largest nonviolent movements in America today: the movement to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, a U.S. Army school that trains Latin American soldiers. In a world where politics, passion, and Constitutional rights collide, protesters discuss their activism, the dark side of U.S. foreign policy, and the challenges of protesting since 9/11
The world is as you dream it : shamanic teachings from the Amazon and Andes by John Perkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through their music, myth, herbal medicine, and the sacred ceremony of the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca, the Shuar invite us into a dream that they have made reality--one that is nourishing and life-sustaining and in which the great privilege of being human is in embracing our role as caretakers of Mother Earth. --Publisher's description
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( Book )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages Third World economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the contracts
Shapeshifting : shamanic techniques for global and personal transformation by John Perkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 'Hit Man' The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man documents John Perkins' extraordinary career as a globe-trotting economic hit man. Perkins' insider's view leads him to crisis of conscience--to the realization that he must devote himself to work which will foster a world-wide awareness of the sanctity of indigenous peoples, their cultures, and their environments. Perkins' books demonstrate how the age-old shamanic techniques of some of the world's most primitive peoples have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality. Many indigenous cultures practice shapeshifting. Native American hunters take on the spirit of their prey to ensure a successful hunt; Asian medicine men "ingest" a sickness to heal the one afflicted; Amazon warriors become jaguars to soundlessly travel the jungle. Those who shapeshift understand that all of life is energy and that by focusing your intent you can change energetic patterns, rendering a new form. Shapeshifting can occur on three levels: cellular--transforming from human to plant or animal; personal--becoming a new self or leaving an addiction behind; and institutional--creating a new business or cultural identity. Since 1968, master shamans in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas have been training John Perkins to teach the industrial world about the powerful techniques involved in shapeshifting. His groundbreaking book takes you to deserts and jungles, mountains and oceans, medical research centers and corporate board rooms to learn the step-by-step methods of this practice that integrates ancient and modern techniques to bring about profound healing
The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption by John Perkins( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the crisis of worldwide instability created by the partnership of American corporations and the U.S. government
Psychonavigation : techniques for travel beyond time by John Perkins( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perkin's firsthand account of his experiences with the shamanic technique of psychonavigation, a method of traveling outside the body by means of visions and dream wanderings, and his encounters with the Shuar of the Amazon, the Quechua of the Andes, and the Bugis of Indonesia
Speaking freely by John Perkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years John Perkins was an “economic hit man” in the world of international finance; a function he performed by persuading Third World countries to take on large-scale public works projects. Today we recognize that these types of projects, financed by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), have served to enrich U.S. corporations while creating crippling debt for these countries, effectively turning them into American client states. Experiencing a change of heart, Perkins resigned from the business in 1981. After running a utility company, he founded the nonprofit organization, Dream Change Coalition, which works closely with Amazonian and other indigenous people to help preserve their environments and cultures. Take the time for a conversation with Perkins about globalization and inequality around the world
Spirit of the Shuar : wisdom from the last unconquered people of the Amazon by John Perkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the thoughts, history, and customs of the Shuar of the Amazon, as told in their own words. Tribe members explain their practices of shapeshifting and headhunting; the interdependence of humans and the environment; the role of ecstatic sex; their belief in war as a path to peace; and their faith in arutam, the life spirit. The indomitable Shuar of the Amazon--reputed to be the only tribe in the Americas that has never been conquered--have lived as warriors, hunters, cultivators, and healers for generations. Even in today's acquisitive, often wasteful world they defend their rainforests and sustainable ways of life and offer their philosophy of love, joy, and hope. More than three decades after first befriending members of the Shuar, author and environmentalist John Perkins and his publisher, Ehud Sperling, inspired Shakaim Mariano Chumpi-a young Shuar warrior who has fought in the jungle war between his native Ecuador and Peru-to travel among his people and record their thoughts, history, and customs. The result is Spirit of the Shuar. Here, in their own words, the Shuar share their practices of shapeshifting, "dreaming the world," and ecstatic sex, including the role older women play in teaching uninitiated men how to please. They explain the interdependence of humans and the environment, their formula for peace and balance, and their faith in arutam, the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves. And they describe how their ancient-and current-practice of shrinking heads fits into their cultural philosophy. Whether exploring the mystery of shamanic shapeshifting, delving deeper into the powers of healing herbs and psychotropic plants, or finding new ways to live sustainably and sensitively in the face of encroaching development and environmental destruction, the Shuar have emerged as a strong people determined to preserve their identity and beliefs and share their teachings with a world in dire need of their wisdom. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ayumpum Foundation to help the Shuar conserve their forests and spread their message
The stress-free habit : powerful techniques for health and longevity from the Andes, Yucatan, and Far East by John Perkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To achieve material success in a technologically advanced society, it may be necessary to subject yourself to a great deal of stress. However, it is not necessary to "stay tense." The president of Independent Power Systems International, John Perkins manages large-scale projects aimed at conserving energy and improving the environment. The Stress-Free Habit is the result of his twenty years of experience as a management consultant to governmental organizations and businesses in countries as diverse as Ecuador, Indonesia, Egypt, Mexico, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. The author points out that stress is all around us and, while it is often useful and even essential, it can also be extremely harmful. While other cultures incorporate very specific methods of stress management as part of their daily routines, such methods are noticeably absent from the fabric of modern Western culture. Perkins emphasizes that we can--and should--seek out these techniques wherever they are to be found and put them into practice in our own lives. Throughout his travels and contacts with a variety of native cultures, the author has observed and integrated traditional practices that have enabled him and his co-workers to manage stress effectively and achieve high levels of success. The Stress-Free Habit consolidates this practical wisdom in a simple easy-to-follow eight-step program. Those who practice it experience physical and psychological benefits, including elimination of alcohol and drug abuse, insomnia, headache, diarrhea, and nervous disorders, as well as a lower probability of heart attack. The principles of The Stress-Free Habit come to life in tales of remarkable encounters with individuals who have mastered the art of creative living. Their stories are a testament to techniques of stress management that can help you live a longer, more relaxed, and more productive life
Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the global economy imploded - and how to fix it by John Perkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes aim at the current global economic crisis and attempts to clear a path out of the rubble by providing a plan for remaking the economic markets
Zeitgeist addendum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features former 'Economic Hitman' and New York Times bestselling author, John Perkins, along with the Venus Project, an organization for social redesign created by industrial designer Jacque Fresco. Broken into four chapters, the first explains 'Fractional reserve banking' and how debt and bankruptcy are inevitable realities. The second exposes various levels of international corruption via the financial/corporate system
Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the world financial markets imploded--and what we need to do to remake them by John Perkins( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perkins has seen economic meltdowns before--the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. As an economic hit man, he was involved in events once confined to the Third World, that have now sent the United States--and in fact the entire planet--spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run those few corporations that control the capital, land, and resources--and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, an exploitation of the many to benefit the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to the edge. But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large.--From publisher description
El mundo es como uno lo sueña : enseñanzas chamánicas del Amazonas y los Andes by John Perkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his third book on native spirituality and ecology, John Perkins takes fellow travelers deep into the jungles of Ecuador, to the home of the Shuar and their healing shamans, or curanderos. Hoping to help the Shuar, who face Western encroachment and the destruction of native forests, Perkins comes to realize that it is the mind and soul of the Western, "developed" cultures that are most in need of help and healing. The Shuar believe that the perceptions of a people, their "dream," creates individual and communal reality. Our distorted vision of the human being at the top of nature's pyramid contrasts vividly with the native dream of an intricate, intimate relationship among all participants in the web of life. Through their music, myth, herbal medicine, and the sacred ceremony of the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca, the Shuar invite us into a dream that they have made reality--one that is nourishing and life-sustaining and in which the great privilege of being human is in embracing our role as caretakers of Mother Earth. Offers both personal transformation and cultural awakening, since the curanderos of the Shuar-like shamans the world over are catalysts for profound change. Explains the life-sustaining world view of an endangered indigenous culture, affirming the U.N. Year of Indigenous People
Réinventons la monnaie! : Les premiers pas vers un nouveau paradigme by Bernard A Lietaer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "Notre vision monétaire archaïque se trouve au croisement des débâcles économiques, sociales et écologiques contemporaines. C'est donc une conception radicalement nouvelle de la monnaie que deux experts internationaux proposent dans cet ouvrage. Dans un style très accessible, les auteurs apportent des solutions pour une transition vers un avenir paisible, de partage, prospère et durable. Car oui : c'est possible! Démontant les limites de notre système monétaire actuel avec brio, ils partagent ensuite leur enquête sur les avancées sociales, technologiques et monétaires éprouvées qui peuvent résoudre un grand nombre de problèmes. Ils en tirent des leçons, tant pour les citoyens que pour les gouvernants et les chefs d'entreprise, propres à dynamiser de nouveaux comportements et à créer ainsi le monde plus sain auquel nous aspirons. Des propositions fascinantes de créativité et d'efficacité sont déjà expérimentées dans de nombreux pays : monnaies locales ou complémentaires, Wir, civic, saber, C3, nouvelles banques ... Ces expériences relatées en détail amènent à des modèles sociétaux profondément novateurs. Circulation de la monnaie, relocalisation et dynamisation de l'économie, systèmes d'échanges de services, rôle des citoyens, gouvernance, création d'emplois, éducation, santé ... tout a changé."
La historia secreta del imperio americano : gánsteres económicos, asesinos a sueldo y toda la verdad sobre la corrupción global by John Perkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at factors contributing to the growing decline in the U.S. economy: decreased investment in infrastructure, increased investment in defense industries, ongoing military intervention, globaliztion and the offshoring of industry
Jing ji sha shou de gao bai by John Perkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruption
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Hoodwinked : an economic hit man reveals why the world financial markets imploded--and what we need to do to remake themConfessions of an economic hit manThe world is as you dream it : shamanic teachings from the Amazon and AndesConfessions of an economic hit manShapeshifting : shamanic techniques for global and personal transformationThe secret history of the American empire : economic hit men, jackals, and the truth about global corruptionPsychonavigation : techniques for travel beyond timeSpirit of the Shuar : wisdom from the last unconquered people of the Amazon
Alternative Names
John Perkins American author

John Perkins americký aktivista, spisovatel literatury faktu

John Perkins Amerikaans econoom

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John Perkins amerikansk økonom

John Perkins economista e saggista statunitense

John Perkins economista, empresario, escritor y activista estadounidense.

John Perkins économiste et écrivain américain

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Jōn, Parkins

Jōn, Parkins 1945-

Perkins, Dzhon, 1945-

Perkins, Džon, 1945-

Perkiṉs, Jāṉ

Perkin̲s, Jān̲ 1945-

Perkins, John.

Perkins John M.

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Perkins, John M. 1946-

Perkinsas J.

Perkinsas Johnas

Pērkinss, Džons 1945-

Perkkiṉs, Jāṉ

Perkkin̲s, Jān̲ 1945-

Перкинс, Джон

Перкинс, Джон, 1945-

Перкінс Джон

ג'ון פרקינס

جان پرکنز

جان پرکینز اقتصاددان آمریکایی

جون بيركنز

جون بيركنز، 1945-

جون بيركنز مؤلف أمريكي

ஜான் பெர்க்கின்ஸ்

퍼킨스, 존 1945-

ジョン・パーキンズ

パーキンス, ジョン

約翰·柏金斯

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