Dirty Truths

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City Lights Books, 1996 - Political Science - 282 pages
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Essays are enjoying renewed popularity, from the personal essays of Lewis Thomas, to the intellectual treats of Marguerite Yourcenar, to the political and social commentary of Michael Parenti in this superb collection. Parenti covers the myth of the liberal media, terrorist hype, John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy phobia, and an insider's view of ethnic struggle, among many other topical subjects. The essays are eye-openers, expressed in straightforward, smooth prose that entertains as it informs. If you enjoy a fresh perspective on contemporary issues, or if you want information on issues that may have been hidden or glossed over by the media, pick up Parenti!
 

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DIRTY TRUTHS: Reflections on Politics, Media, Ideology, Ethnic Life, Conspiracy, and Class Power

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America the Beautiful is a lie, and the American dream is a nightmare for all but the rich. So argues leftist journalist Parenti (Land of Idols, 1993, etc.) in this scattershot collection. As the long ... Read full review

Contents

MEDIA AND CULTURE
97
PHOBIA AND REALITY
153
The JFK Assassination
172
The Wonderful Life and Strange Death
192
POLITICAL THEORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS
209
MISCELLANY AND MEMORABILIA
235
About the Author
282
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About the author (1996)

Michael Parenti, PhD Yale, is an internationally known author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leadiing 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.