I started writing it in the 80s after I stopped being an economic hit man. I contacted other economic hit men and jackals who destabilize government when hit men fail; I contacted these people to include them in the book. Then I received anonymous phone calls; threats on my daughter's life, and she was very young at the time. I took the threats very seriously, as I have seen what jackals can do because I failed to corrupt Jaime Roldos, the democratically elected President of Ecuador and Arias Madreid of Panama; the jackals assassinated both of those leaders.  Interview
[vid] Apologies Of An Economic Hitman | Full Documentary by JOHN PERKINS (9-1`5-11)Working for an NSA sub-contractor (cut-out), John Perkins was a member of the secret team of "economic hit men", agents of multinational coporations as well as the IMF and World Bank, who used fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, military coups and murder to create the global American empire after World War II. After a long internal struggle between his guilt and the fear of telling the truth, Perkins meets the daughter of an assassinated president and speaks out in front of an angry audience in Ecuador, one of the scenes of Perkins' crimes.