Ch. 10: Panama’s President and Hero.
Panama’shistory (58-59). Hopes raised by Omar Torrijos (59-60).Monroe Doctrine (61). Assigned to close deal on MAINmaster development plan (62).
Ch. 11: Pirates in the Canal Zone.
Fidel’sintroduction to Panama (62-66).
Ch. 12: Soldiers and Prostitutes.
Visit to bar;prostitutes are refugees from fascist-dominatedcountries (67-70).
Ch. 13: Conversations with the General.
Inpersonal conversation, Torrijos asks for a reasonable,not an inflated master plan (71-75).
Ch. 14: Entering a New and Sinister Period inEconomic History.
OPEC crisis (76-77). RobertMcNamara’s role as “an agent of global empire on ascale never before witnessed,” able to “bridge the gapsbetween the primary components of thecorporatocracy,” like “his successors,” George Schultz,Caspar Weinberger, Richard Helms, Richard Cheney(78-80).
Ch. 15: The Saudi Arabian Money-LaunderingAffair.
Saudi Arabia (81-83). In the long run, the oilcrisis served “to strengthen the corporatocracy” (83).Schemes to funnel petrodollars back to U.S. economy(83-84). Foundation of JECOR (U.S.-Saudi Arabian JointEconomic Commission); MAIN the lead consultant (84).Devises visionary plan to transform Saudi Arabianeconomy as part of a project with no name, but whichthey nicknamed SAMA (Saudi Arabian Money-laundering Affair), all coordinated out of the TreasuryDept., but without any Congressional oversight (84-91).Believes Kissinger was the envoy employed toimplement the plan (91). Assigned to “Prince W.” tobring him on board (92).
Ch. 16: Pimping, and Financing Osama binLaden.
Procures sexual partners for prince (93-94).Project finally “approved by the royal family,” MAINgets contract (95).
PART III: 1975-1981Ch. 17: Panama Canal Negotiations and GrahamGreene.
Success, wealth, partnership at MAIN (101).Use of Markov modeling for pseudoscientific basis(102-02). Published 1975 article in
(103).Chance meeting with Graham Greene in 1977 inPanama; Greene encourages him to write book (104-07).
Ch. 18: Iran’s King of Kings.
Involvement in Iran,1975-1978. Invitation from Yamin, a “radical” (109).Conversation (110-12).
Ch. 19: Confessions of a Tortured Man.
Yaminintroduces him to “Doc,” adviser to the Shah to turnedagainst him and was tortured by SAVAK; he urges himto get MAIN out of Iran while he can (113-116).
Ch. 20: The Fall of a King.
Chance encounter withFarhad, who moralizes about U.S. involvement in Iran &gives Perkins a ticket to get out (117-19).
Ch. 21: Colombia: Keystone of Latin America.
Columbia (120-22). Paula, a “catalyst” to change thecourse of his life (122-23).
Ch. 22: American Republic versus Global Empire.
“‘Oh, Paula, I detest myself for playing this role’” (124-27). The “old American republic” and the “new globalempire,” a “new highly subtle form of imperialism”(127-29).
Ch. 23: The Deceptive Résumé.
Examines his ownrésumé (131-37). Agonizes over its deceptiveness andhis work for “a system that is morally repugnant andultimately self-destructive” (137-40).
Ch. 24: Ecuador’s President Battles Big Oil.
JaimeRoldós, populist Ecuadorian president. (141-45).
Ch. 25: I Quit.
Leinster Bay, St. John Island, VirginIslands: “I too had been a slaver” (146-50). ResignsApril 1, 1980.
PART IV: 1981-PRESENTCh. 26: Ecuador’s Presidential Death.
New careeras expert witness (154). President Ronald Reagan,“servant of the corporatocracy” (154-56).Assassination of Jaime Roldós (156-57 [cf. ix]).
Ch. 27: Panama: Another Presidential Death.
Assassination of Torrijos (158-61 [cf. ix]).
Ch. 28: My Energy Company, Enron, and GeorgeW. Bush.
Marries Winifred Grant; father a Bechtelarchitect (162). Founds Independent Power Systems(163). MAIN folds (165). Enron (165). G.W. Bush &Harken Energy (165-66).
Ch. 29: I Take a Bribe.
Energy industrydevelopments (167-68). By selling deregulation to int’linstitutions like the World Bank, “it was easy to expandthe EHM concept into the larger community” (169).Decision to write book (170). Aborted by a tacit bribein the form of a sinecure at Stone & WebsterEngineering Corporation (SWEC) (170-72).
Ch. 30: The United States Invades Panama.
Noriega’s memoir’s account of events in Panama (173-78). 1989 invasion a sign of return to “old methods of empire building” (176). Analysis of “my owncorruption” (179-80). Globalization advocate as“modern slave trader” (180-81).
Ch. 31: An EHM Failure in Iraq.
Iraq: oil, water,geopolitics (182-84). Saddam as disobedient vassal(184). Sells IPS to Ashland Oil (185). Founds non-profitDream Change Coalition (186). Wants to resume book,but friends dissuade him (187-88).
Ch. 32: September 11 and Its Aftermath for Me,Personally.
Chat with Shakaim Chumpi of the Shuaron Sept. 10, 2001 (189-90). Sept. 11 as letting in “thelight” (191). Visit to Ground Zero, with more than one“odd coincidence” (190-95).
Ch. 33: Venezuela: Saved by Saddam.
Venezuelaand its oil (196-97). Thoughts of book juxtaposing