Against Empire

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City Lights Books, 1995 - History - 217 pages

Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books

Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire today. Documenting the pretexts and lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, Parenti shows how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy.

As much of the world suffers unspeakable misery and the Third-Worldization of the United States accelerates, civil society is impoverished by policies that benefit rich and powerful transnational corporations and the national security state. Hard-won gains made by ordinary people are swept away.

 

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great book and honest analysis of capital accumulation, empire and imperialism

Contents

Imperialism 101
1
Imperial Domination Updated
18
Whose Gain? Whose Pain?
36
Strong Empire Weak Republic
55
A Dreadful Success 11
71
Drugs Lies and Video Wars
90
Worthy Causes
113
Democratic Governance vs The State
138
The Empire in Academia
175
Real Alternatives
197
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About the author (1995)

Michael Parenti, PhD Yale, is an internationally known author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leading progressive political analysts. He is the author of over 250 published articles and seventeen books. His writings are published in popular periodicals, scholarly journals, and his op-ed pieces have been in leading newspapers such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

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