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Against Empireby Michael Parenti
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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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Parenti, one of our most trenchant (and engaging) political analysts, exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the US empire. Documenting the pretexts and lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, he convincingly demonstrates how the conversion to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy. He also offers compelling alternatives for progressive change.
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About the Author
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.
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