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Economic Hit Man” John Perkins Reveals the Truth About US Imperialism

In his best-selling book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," John Perkins detailed the seedy, corrupt and often brutally violent underbelly of US foreign policy and how he personally worked with major financial institutions like the World Bank and IMF to bribe world leaders, bankrupt third world countries and use Mafia-like tactics to force impoverished nations to do the bidding of multinational corporations and the US military. In this interview with The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur, Malcolm Fleschner and Steve Oh, Perkins explains how today economic hit men doing the US's bidding continue to apply the same pressures to governments in places like Venezuela, Nicaragua and Iran.