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Contrary Notions

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872866017
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Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author Michael Parenti is one of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts. Parenti’s work has enlightened and enlivened readers for many years, covering a wide range of subjects. Here is a rich selection of his most lucid and penetrating writings on real history, political life, empire, wealth, class power, technology, culture, ideology, media, environment, sex, and ethnicity. Also included are a few choice selections drawn from his own life experiences and political awakening. Parenti goes where few political observers dare to tread. Time and again he takes the extra step beyond the parameters of permissible opinion, and time and again he succeeds in carrying the reader with him. The selections herein, that are reprinted from previously published works, have been revised and updated. Other offerings appear here for the very first time. "Radical in the true sense of the word, [Parenti] digs at the roots which...sustain our public consciousness."—Los Angeles Times Book Review "Prominent leftist public intellectual Parenti has built a reputation for himself as a trenchant, yet engaging and accessible, critic of capitalism, imperialism, and other forms of exploitation and violence and this diverse collection of his writings will not disappoint his fans (nor, probably, convince his detractors). Over the course of the collection he takes on the corporate media, intellectual repression in academia, the stolen presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 (not that he's a fan of Al Gore or John Kerry), right wing judicial activism, free-market orthodoxies and mythologies, racism, sexism, homophobia, postmodern attacks on Marxism, the distortions of dominant history, ill-informed demonizations of the Venezuelan political process, his own life, and many other topics."—Book News, Inc. "A prolific author, a charismatic speaker, and a regular guest on radio and television talk shows, Parenti communicates his message in an accessible, provocative, and historically informed style that is unrivaled among fellow progressive activists and thinkers."—Aurora Online Michael Parenti is a critically acclaimed author and an extraordinary public speaker. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University and has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. He is the author of twenty books, including Superpariotism , The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Inventing Reality, and Democracy for the Few.

Democracy For The Few

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495911267
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DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW is a provocative interpretation of American Government. It shows how democracy is repeatedly violated by corporate oligopolies, and how popular forces have fought back and occasionally made gains in spite of the system. By focusing on the relationship between economic power and political power, discussing actual government practices and policies, conspiracies, propaganda, fraud, secrecy and other ploys of government and politics, this book stands apart in its analysis of how US Government works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dirty Truths

Author: Michael Parenti
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Cultural Writing. Essays. This collection of essays is both eye-opening and entertaining. Investigating media and culture, conspiracy and state power, and ideology and political consciousness, Parenti focuses on a variety of issues including free speech, the rise of neofascism, the relationship between wealth and poverty, the "terrorism" hype, the continuing mystification about the Kennedy assassination, and the deceptions and injustices of global domination. He shows the links between seemingly disparate social and political forces. The book also includes three of his poems and moving accounts of his own family life and the political intolerance he encountered in academia. Michael Parenti is one of the country's most astute and engaging political analysts and has taught in a number of universities. He is living now in Berkeley, California.

Superpatriotism

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872864337
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One of the nation's leading progressive political analysts demonstrates how hype, fear, and mindless flag-waving are supplanting informed debate, commitment to democracy, and real patriotism.

God And His Demons

Author: Michael Parenti
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ISBN: 9781616141776
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Argues that many of the evil done in the world throughout history was in the name of religion and that followers of religous leaders and others in power are being exploited.

The Sword The Dollar

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312022956
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A critical analysis of U.S. foreign policy from a progressive viewpoint probes the underlying economic and political interests that shape foreign policy and addresses issues of U.S. Imperialism and the arms race

Make Believe Media

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780312056032
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Shows how America's media actually promote the ideals of the economic and political forces that control them and alter the way America views history, politics, race, gender, and class

Against Empire

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872862982
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Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire today. Documenting the pretexts and lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, Parenti shows how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy. As much of the world suffers unspeakable misery and the Third-Worldization of the United States accelerates, civil society is impoverished by policies that benefit rich and powerful transnational corporations and the national security state. Hard-won gains made by ordinary people are swept away.

State Power And Democracy

Author: A. Kolin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230116388
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State Power and Democracy is the first book to show that the Bush police state didn't commence when Bush was inaugurated. It proves, instead, that the seeds of an American police state can be traced all the way back to the founding of the republic.