Aug 15, 2012 by SmellsLikePodcast
For Episode 13 of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast, we are lucky enough to be joined by an internationally known award winning-author and lecturer – Michael Parenti. Michael received his PhD in political science from Yale University, and has taught at a number of colleges and universities all over the world.
He is as powerful and engaging in public speaking as he is on the page, and his work covers a wide range of subjects, including U.S. politics, culture, ideology, ancient and modern history, imperialism, the news and entertainment media, and war. In his highly influential magnum opus Democracy For The Few, now in its ninth edition, Parenti presents a stunning critical analysis of American society, economy, and political institutions.
In this interview, he elucidates on the overarching ideological production that impacts on corporate-owned news media. Areas of discussion include how the mass media favors elite interests, divides the working class against each other, and prevents the public at large from achieving independent thinking about world events.
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Episode 13 – Michael Parenti on The Corporate Plutocracy
Michael Parenti’s most recent books are The Culture Struggle (2006), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (2007), God and His Demons (2010), Democracy for the Few (9th ed. 2011), and The Face of Imperialism (2011). For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.