This book is graced with both vivid imagery and sharp political observation parenti challenges many of the stereotypes faced by italian americans and other ethnic groups here is a story that is both personal and broad-ranging, often sweet and occasionally bitter, the human comedy at its best. William blum's america's deadliest export is another in his blockbuster series that has applied the reality and morality principles to work on us foreign policy this book has vignettes and longish essays on matters running from conspiracies, ideology and the media to cuba, iran and wikileaks. Superpatriots, writes michael parenti, are those people who place national pride and american supremacy above every other public consideration, those who follow leaders uncritically, especially in their war policies abroad. Excerpts from the book the terrorism trap by michael parenti city lights books, 2002 p2 swept along in the jingoist tide, that gaggle of political wimps known as the us congress passed a war powers resolution authorization, granting bush the power to initiate military action against any nation, organization, or individual of his choosing, without ever having to proffer evidence to justify the. American political scientist, historian and culture critic parenti is most known for his criticism of capitalism and american foreign policy he holds a doctorate from yale university.
C4 news political correspondent michael crick said via twitter: i'll always be grateful to john mccain when i was #c4news washington correspondent in the late '80s, he was one of the few senators happy to do interviews with us, and always very friendly & accommodating. Democracy for the few is a provocative interpretation of american government by focusing on the relationship between economic power and political power and examining conspiracies, propaganda, fraud, secrecy, and other ploys of government and politics, this text stands apart in its analysis of how us government works. In this writer's experience, the critical left analysis of the us mainstream media as a tool for manufacturing consent and idiocy developed above meets four objections from. Though there are many books probing the nature of broadcast media, michael parenti's inventing reality (1986) was the first to provide an in-depth analysis of the corporate nature of the media using marx's dictum as a thesis.
Michael parenti is a leading american author, political scientist, historian and anti-war activist his writings are very popular in the progressive circles as he staunchly opposes the us foreign policy and its war adventures around the world, especially in the middle east and north africa. Michael parenti's most recent books are the culture struggle (2006), contrary notions: the michael parenti reader (2007), god and his demons (2010), democracy for the few (9th ed 2011), and the face of imperialism (2011. Author, political scientist and media critic michael parenti launches the first of the modern media censorship lectures held at sonoma state university in the fall semester, 2008 series host mickey s huff introduced the topic can we call it censorship followed by dr parenti's discussion of orthodoxy and diversity in the news media. A penetrating analysis of the hidden political, economic, and religious agendas behind the september 11 attacks and the war, with an emphasis on afghanistan's history and the us-led globalization process that has impoverished and angered much of the world. Michael john parenti (born 1933) is an american political scientist, historian, and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects he has taught at american and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences.
Michael john parenti (born 1933) is an american political scientist, political economist, historian, and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects he has taught at american and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences. Parenti has written about empire, history, the media, theology, and socialism in his decades as an activist and teacher he is one of the nation's leading progressive political analysts after receiving his phd in political science from yale parenti has taught at colleges and universities, in the united states and abroad. A talk given by the political analyst and author michael parenti in 1995 sounds almost as if it was given in 2017 in the context of european and us elections in his 50 plus years of lecturing at major universities parenti returned to the important connection between capitalism and fascism many times. Michael parenti is an internationally known speaker and award winning author of 20 books and hundreds of articles he's also a noted academic having taught at a number of colleges and universities in the us and abroad. Michael parenti has won awards from project censored, the caucus for a new political science, the city of santa cruz, new jersey peace action, the social science research council, the society for religion in higher education, and other organizations.
Buy face of imperialism: responsibility-taking in the political world 1 by michael parenti (isbn: 9781594519185) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Michael parenti, a yale university political science professor and author of 25 books including the face of imperialism, democracy for the few, and waiting for yesterday, says mathews' book is. Democracy for the few offers an interpretation that students are not likely to get in elementary school, high school, or most of their college courses, nor in the mass media or mainstream political literature there are political scientists who spend their entire lives writing about american government, the presidency, and public policy without. In this latest study of who controls the media, political scientist parenti continues the basic argument set forth in his earlier popular works democracy for the few ( lj 11/15/77) and power and the powerless ( lj 10/15/78)in which he portrayed the existing power structure as under the control of a corporate or political elite.
A penetrating analysis of the hidden political, economic, and religious agendas behind the september 11 attacks and the war, with an emphasis on afghanistan's history and the us-led globalization process that has impoverished and angered much of the world the terrorism trap is a richly informed. Michael parenti political archive: this home page provides a brief biography of parenti, offers useful links to a number of his articles, and provides up-to-date information about his books, audio talks, and upcoming speaking engagements. Background parenti received his phd in political science from yale university and has taught at several universities, colleges, and other institutions he is the author of twenty books and many more articles. Michael parenti is listed as a sponsor of the niebyl-proctor marxist library in oakland california he is a leading marxist/progressive political scientist, having received his phd in political science from yale university, and the father of christian parenti, another prominent progressive activist.
Inventing reality: the politics of the mass media [michael parenti] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers it was never clearer than in the age of reagan that the mass media have a powerful effect on american political attitudes. Michael john parenti (born 1933) is an american political scientist and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects he has taught at american and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences. Michael john parenti (born 1933) is an american political scientist and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects he has taught at american and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences   for many years parenti taught.