John Perkins has done it again. After landing on the New York Times bestseller list for 73 weeks in 2004 with Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins brings us up to date with another tell-all book revealing new details about the ways he and others manipulated countries around the globe. In this expanded edition, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Perkins shares new revelations as a former economic hit man (EHM) along with insider advice on what we can do to take part in this global economic crisis.
Last week we welcomed John to Hilton | Asmus to speak on his new book. Why would a gallery spend time hosting a former front man, you ask? Simply put, we think knowledge is power. We believe that it is our responsibility as a nation, as people, and as a community to educate ourselves and one another on important and real issues happening in the world today. As an art gallery we promote and celebrate freedom of expression. We aim to inspire. John Perkins has us inspired.
In 2008, Arica Hilton, multi-media artist/poet and president of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, met John Perkins during a program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. States Hilton, “John Perkins has a way of inspiring action that could lead to a far better, more just world than what we are seeing today. Many of us are sheltered and cannot comprehend the dangers and brutality that millions of people live through on a daily basis. If we can open our minds and think about the effect we have on others, on our environment and the generations to come, we might actually be able to heal so much of what is wrong in the world today. With the upcoming presidential elections, I think John’s most recent book is quite apropos.”
John Perkins wears many hats. Apart from his former life as an EHM he has worked at an international consulting firm as Chief Economist and was the CEO of a successful alternative energy company. John has written books on economics and politics, and shared his expertise on indigenous cultures. He is the founder and board member of two non-profit organizations, Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance.
John Perkins has generated a call to action to create greater social, environmental, and economic security for all.
We will strive to do our part, too.