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Contrary Notions

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872864820
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Michael Parenti's most lucid and penetrating writings on power, history, politics and culture.

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

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.

Land Of Idols

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9780312094973
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Arguing against the presumption that the U.S. has no dominant ideology, the author confronts the myths in American society that limit the perception of political reality and constrain progressive reform.

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.

Profit Pathology And Other Indecencies

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612056616
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From market crisis to market boom, from welfare to wealth care, from homelessness to helplessness, and an all-out assault on the global environment—these are just some of the indecencies of contemporary economic life that Profit Pathology takes on. Here, Michael Parenti investigates how class power is a central force in our political life and, yet, is subjected to little critical discernment. He notes how big-moneyed interests shift the rules of the game in their favor while unveiling the long march by reactionaries through the nation’s institutions to undo all the gains of social democracy, from the New Deal to the present. Parenti also traces the exploitative economic forces that have operated through much of American history, including the mass displacement and extermination of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans. Parenti is a master at demonstrating the impact of monomaniacal profit accumulation on social services—especially health care—and human values. Here he takes us one step further, showing how unrestrained capitalism ultimately endangers itself, becoming a “self-devouring beast” that threatens us all. Finally, he calls for a solution based on democratic diversity and public ownership—“because it works.”

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

Face Of Imperialism

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317259807
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The relationship between US economic and military power is not often considered within mainstream commentary. Similarly the connection between US military interventions overseas and US domestic problems is rarely considered in any detail. In this brilliant new book, Michael Parenti reveals the true face of US imperialism. He documents how it promotes unjust policies across the globe including expropriation of natural resources, privatisation, debt burdens and suppression of democratic movements. He then demonstrates how this feeds into deteriorating living standards in the US itself, leading to increased poverty, decaying infrastructure and impending ecological disaster. The Face of Imperialism redefines empire and imperialism and connects the crisis in the US with its military escapades across the world.

Against Orthodoxy

Author: Trevor W. Harrison
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774820950
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During the Cold War, nationalism fell from favour among theorists as an explanatory factor in history, as Marxists and liberals looked to class and individualism as the driving forces of change. The resurgence of nationalism after the collapse of the Soviet Union, however, called for a reconsideration of the paradigm. Against Orthodoxy uses case studies from around the world to critically evaluate decades of new scholarship. The authors argue that theories of nationalism have ossified into a new set of orthodoxies. These overlook nationalism’s role as a generative force, one that reflects complex historical, political, and cultural arrangements that defy simplistic explanations.