Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader

By Michael Parenti

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning writer Michael Parenti is one among America’s such a lot astute and interesting political analysts. Parenti’s paintings has enlightened and enlivened readers for a few years, overlaying quite a lot of subjects.

Here is a wealthy choice of his so much lucid and penetrating writings on genuine heritage, political existence, empire, wealth, category energy, know-how, tradition, ideology, media, atmosphere, intercourse, and ethnicity. additionally incorporated are a couple of selection choices drawn from his personal lifestyles stories and political awakening. Parenti is going the place few political observers dare to tread. again and again he's taking the additional step past the parameters of permissible opinion, and repeatedly he succeeds in wearing the reader with him.

The choices herein, which are reprinted from formerly released works, were revised and up to date. different choices look the following for the first actual time.

"Radical within the real feel of the notice, [Parenti] digs on the roots which...sustain our public consciousness."—Los Angeles occasions ebook Review

"Prominent leftist public highbrow Parenti has equipped a name for himself as a trenchant, but enticing and obtainable, critic of capitalism, imperialism, and different kinds of exploitation and violence and this different selection of his writings won't disappoint his lovers (nor, most likely, persuade his detractors). Over the process the gathering he's taking at the company media, highbrow repression in academia, the stolen presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 (not that he is partial to Al Gore or John Kerry), correct wing judicial activism, free-market orthodoxies and mythologies, racism, sexism, homophobia, postmodern assaults on Marxism, the distortions of dominant background, ill-informed demonizations of the Venezuelan political procedure, his personal existence, and plenty of different topics."—Book information, Inc.

"A prolific writer, a charismatic speaker, and a customary visitor on radio and tv speak indicates, Parenti communicates his message in an available, provocative, and traditionally educated type that's unmatched between fellow innovative activists and thinkers."—Aurora Online

Michael Parenti is a severely acclaimed writer and a rare public speaker. He bought his Ph.D. in political technology from Yale collage and has taught at a couple of faculties and universities, within the usa and out of the country. he's the writer of twenty books, together with Superpariotism , The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Inventing Reality, and Democracy for the Few.

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Nine. The disappearance of women is discernible whilst census info is markedly out of line with basic gender beginning premiums. 10. document through the United countries division of Public details DPI/1772/HR—February 1996. eleven. This account given to me, 19 October 2004, through Emilie Parry, former researcher in Ghana; additionally see the documentary movie, Witches in Exile (2004). 12. Andrew Cockburn, “21st Century Slavery,” nationwide Geographic, September 2003. thirteen. Quoted in John Pilger, “Afghanistan—What solid associates Left Behind,” father or mother (UK), 20 September 2003. 14. Yanar Mohammed quoted in Christian Parenti, the liberty: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (New Press, 2004), 24. 15. Elizabeth Rosenthal, “Women Face maximum chance of Violence at Home,” big apple instances, 6 October 2006; this text summarizes a ten-nation document via the area future health association. sixteen. Maria Roy, The Abusive companion (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982); Richard Gelles and Murray Straus, Intimate Violence (Simon & Schuster, 1988). 17. For extra exploration of cultural issues touched upon during this choice, see Michael Parenti, The tradition fight (Seven tales, 2006). 18. Quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, 25 October 2004. 19. Nina Bernstein, “Polygamy, Praticed in Secrecy, Follows Africans to New York,” long island instances, 23 March 2007. 20. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. 21. Quoted in Calvin Sims, “Justice in Peru,” ny occasions (international edition), 12 March 1997. 22. See the reports via sociologists and social psychologists mentioned in Kimberly Blaker, “God’s Warrior Twins,” towards Freedom, Fall 2003. 23. Blaker, “God’s Warrior Twins”; see additionally Kimberly Blaker (ed. ) the basics of Extremism: The Christian correct in the USA (New Boston Books, 2003). 24. Jane Ganahl, “Women in Asia Are beginning to Say ‘I Don’t,’” San Francisco Chronicle, 14 November 2004. 25. U. S. Census Bureau file, linked Press, 2 December 2004. 26. As pronounced in mom Jones, January/February 2005. 27. manhattan occasions, 20 November 2004. 28. Russ Baker, “The condominium Flunks Ethics,” country, 15 February 1999; Dennis Bernstein and Leslie Kean, Henry Hyde’s ethical Universe (Common braveness, 1999); Washington put up, 29 September to five October 2006. 29. big apple instances, three to five November 2006. 30. San Francisco Chronicle, 1 January 2005. 31. manhattan legislations magazine, 7 July 2006. 32. Quoted in Chris Thompson, “Gay Aren’t susceptible to Apologize,” East Bay show, 10-16 November 2004. 33. Crosby’s column seemed in a number of newspapers on 22 March 1961; quoted in Richard Gambino, “Living with the Mark of Cain,” i'm, August 1977. 34. Quoted in Garry Wills, “Nixon, Italian Style,” l. a. Parola dal Popolo, March/April 1975. 35. Marco Ciolli, “Exploiting the Italian Image,” Attenzione, September 1979. 36. ABC-TV, Bay sector, California, five September 2006. 37. Ciolli, “Exploiting the Italian photograph. ” IV. ROOTS sixteen l. a. FAMIGLIA: AN ETHNO-CLASS adventure a long time in the past within the northeast nook of ny, in what's nonetheless often called East Harlem, there existed a congestion of dingy tenements and brownstones in which resided one of many greatest Italian working-class populations outdoors of Italy itself.

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