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The American Trap Reviews

The American Trap by Frederic Pierucci

The American Trap: My battle to expose America's secret economic war against the rest of the world

Frederic Pierucci

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 14 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9781529326864

This is the story of a man caught in the middle of what he came to recognise as a huge American destabilizing operation, illustrating how he plotted the key features of the secret economic war that the United States is waging against developed nations across the world.

4 stars out of 5
Will Dunn
18 Dec 2019

"this book has something important to say about the world today"

Beyond the fact that there is corruption everywhere and it’s only punished when convenient, this book has something important to say about the world today.  While Trump challenges China’s industrial dominance with the blunt instrument of tariffs, a more subtle and effective trade war has been fought for many years. Under both Republican and Democrat administrations, the US was able to “destabilise”, as Pierucci describes it, the multinationals of other nations. British, French, Swedish, Russian and German companies paid tens of billions in fines as the US extended its legal jurisdiction around the globe. Nor is America the only combatant: Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Nissan-Renault, was arrested in Japan on financial crime charges but protests that he is the subject of a politically motivated “conspiracy”, as Japan and France jostle for control of car production.