Parenti, Michael 1933-
Most widely held works about Michael Parenti
Most widely held works by Michael Parenti
Democracy for the few by Michael Parenti ( Book )
43 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
This book tries to explain how democracy is incongruous with modern-day capitalism and is consistently violated by a capitalist social order, and yet how democracy refuses to die and continues to fight back and even make gains despite the great odds against popular forces. It offers an interpretation that students are not likely to get in schools or colleges, nor in the mass media or mainstream political literature. In addition, the book devotes attention to the FOUNDATIONS AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT of American politics.
Inventing reality : the politics of the mass media by Michael Parenti ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
The assassination of Julius Caesar : a people's history of ancient Rome by Michael Parenti ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
"Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. They regard Roman commoners as a parasitic mob, a rabble interested only in bread and circuses. They cast Caesar, who took up the popular cause, as a despot and demagogue, and treat his murder as the outcome of a personal feud or constitutional struggle, devoid of social content. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar, the author Michael Parenti subjects these assertions of "gentlemen historians" to a bracing critique, and presents us with a compelling story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. Parenti shows that Caesar was only the last in a line of reformers, dating back across the better part of a century, who were murdered by opulent conservatives. Caesar's assassination set in motion a protracted civil war, the demise of a five-hundred-year republic, and the emergence of an absolutist rule that would prevail over Western Europe for centuries to come." "Parenti reconstructs the social and political context of Caesar's murder, offering fascinating details about Roman society. In these pages we encounter money-driven elections, the struggle for economic democracy, the use of religious augury as an instrument of social control, the sexual abuse of slaves, and the political use of homophobic attacks. Here is a story of empire and corruption, patriarchs and subordinated women, self-enriching capitalists and plundered provinces, slumlords and urban rioters, death squads and political witch-hunts."--Jacket.
Power and the powerless by Michael Parenti ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Make-believe media : the politics of entertainment by Michael Parenti ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
The anti-communist impulse by Michael Parenti ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and Portuguese and held by 767 libraries worldwide
The sword and the dollar : imperialism, revolution, and the arms race by Michael Parenti ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Discusses the conflict between the foreign policy of the United States and its professed values.
To kill a nation : the attack on Yugoslavia by Michael Parenti ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Inventing reality : the politics of news media by Michael Parenti ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
How much of what the news media tell us is true, and how does it control our view of the world? In this passionate, controversial critique of the news media, Michael Parenti examines the subtle but profound ways in which the media influence and manipulate the public's perception of reality. It attacks the widely held belief that the news media are controlled by liberals and liberal opinion - and clearly depicts the news media as a controlling institution of the American capitalist system, an institution that serves the interests of the rich and powerful while appearing to serve the many. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, Parenti dissects news coverage of the most recent world events - including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War, the U.S. invasion of Panama, and the contra war in Nicaragua - and demonstrates how the media shape public awareness and attitudes through distortion or suppression of specific information. His argument will reeducate and enrage a public that has come to believe in an impartial, free press.
Land of idols : political mythology in America by Michael Parenti ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
History as mystery by Michael Parenti ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Dirty truths : reflections on politics, media, ideology, conspiracy, ethnic life and class power by Michael Parenti ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Political essays and poems. In Young People Are Different, he writes: "Hostage in their homes, / kept alive by the telephone / fully animated only when taking flight / in rough formation. / They rebel / so better to submit / to their totalitarian peerage."
The terrorism trap : September 11 and beyond by Michael Parenti ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 399 libraries worldwide
This book analyses the deeper causes and meaning of September 11. The author dissects the religious, political, and economic forces behind the attacks, putting them in proper historical perspective, which includes an understanding of Afghanistan's hidden history. He answers such questions as: Why did September 11 happen? Who is to be blamed? Who is taking advantage of the crisis? Who is hurt by all the ensuing events? And why do they hate us? He sees the religious terrorism of today as related to a long-standing religious tradition of violence as well as being a reaction to a US-led globalization process that has impoverished and angered much of the world. This book helps us understand what the author feels that is needed to save democracy from terrorism and reactionism.
America besieged by Michael Parenti ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
America Besieged deals with the underlying forces within U.S. society that deeply affect our lives. Showing how we are being misled and harmed by those who profess to have our interests at heart, Michael Parenti writes: "We are indeed a nation besieged, not from without but from within, not subverted from below but from above.
Against empire by Michael Parenti ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Superpatriotism by Michael Parenti ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Explores the true meaning of patriotism by examining how political leaders and the media use fear to win support for military interventions and inflated arms budgets at the expense of projects that serve the real needs of humanity.
Trends and tragedies in American foreign policy by Michael Parenti ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The culture struggle by Michael Parenti ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The way we think--or fail to think--about culture.
Blackshirts & reds : rational fascism & the overthrow of communism by Michael Parenti ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
God and his demons by Michael Parenti ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Argues that many of the evil done in the world throughout history was in the name of religion and that followers of religous leaders and others in power are being exploited.
Anti-communist movements Assassination Caesar, Julius Capitalism Chauvinism and jingoism Communism Communist countries Corporations--Social aspects Cultural relativism Economic history Elite (Social sciences) Fascism Free enterprise Globalization--Social aspects God Historiography History History--Errors, inventions, etc. International relations Intervention (International law) Journalism--Objectivity Journalism--Political aspects Kosovo (Republic) Mass media--Political aspects Militarism--Economic aspects Military policy Motion pictures--Political aspects North Atlantic Treaty Organization Political culture Political messianism Political participation Political science Politics and culture Post-communism Power (Social sciences) Racism Revolutions Rome September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Sex discrimination against women Social classes Social history Social problems Social values Television and politics Television broadcasting--Influence United States War on Terrorism (2001-2009) World politics Yugoslavia
Parenti, Maĭkl, 1933-
Parenti, Majkl, 1933-
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