Forget Stephen King novels.
If you want some really scary bedtime reading, I’m going to recommend John Perkins new non-fiction book, Hoodwinked. It’ll leave you afraid to turn off the lights at night.
Hoodwinked is the sequel to Perkins’ previous book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and it is an eyes wide awakener. You’ll feel like you’ve been living in La-La Land all your life after reading the no-bullshit revelations about how the world’s corporatocracy really operates.
You might also feel like taking a long, hot shower because learning how American businesses really operate around the world is more alarming than any Oliver Stone paranoid cinematic fantasy.
It’s almost too wild a tale; it would be easier to believe if the book was just one story of naked greed and ambition, but Hoodwinked is page after page of ugly Americanism.
JOHN PERKINS podcast excerpt: “We in the United States are being told we’re doing great things in the world where, in fact, we’re doing some pretty horrible things in the world. In building this empire we’ve done some horrible things. Less than 5 percent of the world pop are consuming more than 25 percent of the world’s resources. That’s not a model; it can only be called a failure. It can’t be replicated in India or Latin America or Africa. To replicate this for the rest of the world you’d need another five planets.”