vanessa neumann

“A philosopher’s gripping exploration of the netherworld of international crime and terrorism: their psychology and strategies – our vulnerabilities and unwitting complicity. Blood Profits is an enlightening read for policy wonks, crime fighters and development experts.” 

―Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

“Neumann takes the reader on a breathtaking tour of some of most corrupt and dangerous places on earth where terrorists and narco-traffickers meet and collude. The amazing thing is that the revenues they feed on come from New York, London and Paris. The disturbing truth that Neumann so cogently analyzes is that the earnings from the sales of fake Vuitton handbags, illicit drugs and cigarettes is what keeps the terrorists and criminals afloat. As Neumann shows, the joke is on us. We ignore what stares us in the face at our peril. The growing overlap between organized crime and terrorism is a toxic brew that can only come back to haunt us in the West. Hold on for a dizzying ride in Blood Profits and expect to be baffled why we allow the collusion between criminals and terrorists to expand.”

 ―Mat Burrows, Director of the Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative at the Atlantic Council and author of The Future, Declassified: Megatrends that Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action