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A Game As old As Empire - Book Event with Steven Hiatt, Ellen Augustine and Antonia Juhasz
Date Wednesday May 02
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorMarina Cook Berrett-Koehler
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM

A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE

Book Discussion with Editor Steven Hiatt and Contributors Ellen Augustine and Antonia Juhasz

New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Join us to hear A Game As Old As Empire editor Steven Hiatt and contributors Ellen Augustine and Antonia Juhasz speak about how the economic hit man game is being played and what we can do to fight back against this global system of exploitation.

John Perkins' controversial and bestselling exposé, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, revealed for the first time the secret world of economic hit men (EHMs). But Perkins' Confessions contained only a small piece of this sinister puzzle. The full story is far bigger, deeper, and darker than Perkins' personal account revealed.

In A Game As Old As Empire other EHMs, journalists, and investigators join Perkins to tell their own stories, providing the first probing and expansive look into this pervasive web of systematic corruption. With chapters spotlighting how specific countries around the globe have been subverted, A Game As Old As Empire uncovers the inner workings of the institutions behind these economic manipulations. The contributors detail concrete examples of how the "economic hit man game" is still being played: an officer of an offshore bank hiding hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen money, IMF advisers slashing Ghana's education and health programs, a mercenary defending a European oil company in Nigeria, a consultant rewriting Iraqi oil law, and executives financing warlords to secure supplies of coltan ore in Congo. Together they show how this system of corruption and plunder operates in real life, and reveal the price that the rest of the world must pay as a result. A Game As Old As Empire connects the dots, showing how the various pieces of this system come together to create the world's first truly global empire.

FREE and open to the public.

Co-Sponsored by: New College Center for Education and Social Action, Global Exchange and Modern Times Bookstore.

For more information contact: Marina Cook Berrett-Koehler Publishers phone: (415)743-6468, mcook [at] bkpub.com or Berrett-Koehler.


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