I am just returning from an extensive road trip. It has been rewarding to see the ever-increasing interest and passion to create a better world everywhere I go. The Omega NYC Conference I wrote about previously sold out with 2,000 attending and at the Chicago Green Fest 40,000!!
My new book, The Secret History of the American Empire, will be in stores June 5, 2007. One of the world's great historians, Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States described the work in these words: "A sweeping, bold assault on the tyranny of corporate globalization, full of drama and adventure, with devastating stories of greed run wild. But Perkins is undaunted, and offers imaginative ideas for a different world." I hope you read it, discover its meaning in your own life and spread the word.
I wrote Secret History as a follow-up to Confessions because of things I heard during the last 2 ½ years, as I traveled around the U.S. and Latin America, speaking in public, meeting with presidents, former presidents, and other government officials, and talking with an array of people in places like Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. Secret History zeroes in on hot spots around the world, and drawing on interviews with Hit Men, Jackals, reporters, government officials, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. 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? The answers to these questions - especially the last one - are the soul of Secret History.
HOW YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THE WORD TO OTHERS
Many people ask me how they can help. One immediate way is to pre-order the book, read it and share it. It was the people around the world --- not mainstream media ---- that helped Confessions of an Economic Hit Man earn 59 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. This recognition opened many doors to share its message, waking up people on a global scale. It also resulted in the book being published in 27 languages and also engaged and ignited a powerful movement toward creating a better world. For this I am most grateful.
You can help build the momentum for change by ordering The Secret History of the American Empire online today. It is a way to join others in demonstrating your support for the message of change. The goal is to surpass what we did with Confessions, making this important message one no one can ignore. The more copies you order – for friends and family – the more energy for a better world!
Together let’s create a sustainable, stable, and peaceful world for future generations everywhere. I look forward to seeing and talking with many of you in the months ahead as I begin touring again.
The Secret History of the American Empire by John Perkins
on sale June 5, 2007
Learn more about the new book
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