The Secret Global Empire(s): Russ Baker & John Perkins

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The Secret Global Empire(s): Russ Baker & John Perkins

U.S. history has seen many presidents elected on a wave of progressive
promises, only to see them compromise again and again once in office,
caving to the very interests, military and corporate, that they railed
against so effectively. Barack Obama is only the latest to get elected
on a promise to end a war and take care of working people, only to
preside over an administration stacked with Wall Street types and wind
up continuing a war he wanted to wind down. John Perkins is the author
of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man." Russ Baker wrote "Family of
Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White
House, and What Their Influence Means for America." They argue the only
weapon we have is public opinion and public pressure -- and we need to
bring it to bear not just on the government, but on the corporations.

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