Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader

Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader Michael Parenti
  • Title: Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader
  • Author: Michael Parenti
  • ISBN: 9780872864825
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader Michael Parenti Contrary Notions The Michael Parenti Reader 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 cov
    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, cInternationally 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 whichstain 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 OnlineMichael 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.
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    About Michael Parenti


    1. 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.


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    1. Michael Parenti is Noam Chomsky on crystal meth.Throw in a short fuse, some mild bipolar mania and perfect comedic timing, and the writings and lectures of MP are a Hard Left force to be reckoned with.He s concise, passionate, relevant and easy to relate to.He s the open minded left wing genius that every socialist kid from an Italian family wishes he had for an uncle Having him as a dad might be a bit much His daily rants than likely would ve driven me to regicide by my late teens.Contrary not [...]

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    2. I heard this guy from an Alternative Radio spot on OPB one night If you ve ever read Howard Zinn s material and felt he was leaving something out this book is for you.Parenti is a radical He presents reasonable, alternative ideas to what he believes is a conservatively dominated political system Being a reader, this book covers many different topics, which pretty much all lead back to that point That is, that even what we identify in politicians and the media as liberal or left is actually just [...]

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    3. I heard this quote today on the radio, but don t remember the name of the source to whom to attribute The speaker was in a communist country We have a benefit here the democratic nations don t We KNOW that everything we hear on the radio, watch on tv, and read in the papers is propaganda Michael is subtle, like a brick through a window.

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    4. Like all Michael s works, he is better listened to than read, and audio of his talks is easy to find nonetheless an excellent collection of arguments for critically examining and overturning mainstream political narratives.

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    5. A radical analysis of history, a direct challenge to the dominant paradigm.

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    6. one of the few truly radical voices out there, would be very interested in reading his thoughts on this election

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    7. A good introduction to liberal thinking on modern day issues.

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