Michael Parenti

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Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

"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, January 2004

"Michael Parenti is a towering prophetic voice in American life. We need him now more than ever."  — Cornel West

"Parenti offers a valuable rebuttal to the drumbeat...from the right."  New York Times Book Review

"A penetrating and persuasive writer with an astonishing array of documentation to implement his attacks." The Catholic Journalist

"Here at home and throughout the world people are fighting back against the forces of   wealth, privilege, and militarism — some because they have no choice, others because   they would choose no other course but the one that leads to peace and justice." Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. Some of his writings have been translated into Arabic, Azeri, Bangla, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

“... this tough, hilarious, right-on mix of scholar and street.”

                                                                     KPFA-Pacifica, 1994 

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. In 2007 he was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Barbara Lee.

During his earlier teaching career he received grants or fellowships from the Louis Rabinowitz Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Brown University, Yale University, State University of New York, and the University of Illinois. For several years he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

He now serves on the advisory boards of Independent Progressive Politics Network, Education Without Borders, and the Jasenovic Foundation; as well as the advisory editorial boards of New Political Science and Nature, Society and Thought. He also served for some 12 years as a judge for Project Censored.

He is the author of twenty-three books:

  • The Face of Imperialism
  • God and His Demons
  • Democracy for the Few
  • Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader
  • The Culture Struggle
  • Superpatriotism
  • The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  • The Terrorism Trap
  • To Kill a Nation
  • History as Mystery
  • America Besieged
  • Blackshirts and Reds
  • Dirty Truths
  • Against Empire
  • Inventing Reality
  • Land of Idols
  • Make-Believe Media
  • The Sword and the Dollar
  • Power and the Powerless
  • Ethnic and Political Attitudes
  • Trends and Tragedies in American Foreign Policy
  • The Anti-Communist Impulse

Some 320 articles of his have appeared in scholarly journals, political periodicals and various magazines and newspapers.

He appears on radio and television talk shows to discuss current issues and ideas from his published works. Dr. Parenti’s talks and commentaries are played on radio stations and cable community access stations to enthusiastic audiences in the United States, Canada, and abroad.

He lectures on college campuses and before a wide range of community audiences, peace groups, labor organizations, scholarly conferences, and various other venues. His books are enjoyed by both lay readers and scholars, and have been used extensively in college courses. Among the many topics he treats are:

  • Theocracy and Other Religious Sins
  • Democracy and Economic Power
  • Imperialism and U.S. Interventionism
  • Empires, Past and Present
  • Political Perceptions and Deceptions
  • Ethnic-Class Experience
  • Terrorism and Globalization
  • Political Bias in the U.S. News Media
  • Ideology and History
  • Race, Gender, and Class
  • The Overthrow of Communism
  • Fascism: Past and Present

For a complete overview of currently available Michael Parenti DVD's, click here. Michael Parenti TUC Radio.

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