Just read this book over vacation and it was…interesting. Basically I’m putting it up here to tell those who took any sociology, global studies, or liberal poly-sci. course to save your money. Perkins takes personal responsibility for being a conduit for the comprehensive exploitation of the “developing world”. If you are familiar with the SAP’s of the World Bank, applying political pressure for commercial interests, and the history of U.S foreign policy, don’t bother reading. This guy just admits to it all. If you are interested in Panama specifically, maybe check out a few chapters in the book-store.