Michael Parenti: The Culture Struggle


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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 31, 2019

“But you can’t do that with Class. By definition, you can’t say we’ll have a society where the rich capitalists and workers are equal together.”

ThePublicMindDenver on Oct 13, 2015

Michael Parenti is an American political scientist, historian, and cultural critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects. He has taught at American and international universities and has been a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences.

This talk was recorded September 30, 2006 in San Diego, CA by Ralph Cole. Published by itcanbepictures.com, Boulder, CO.

Michael Parenti is an award winning, internationally known author. His most recent books are The Face of Imperialism (a critique of the U.S. global empire; 2011) and Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life (an ethnic memoir about his early life in Italian Harlem; 2013); Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies, and Against Empire (1995). For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.

From the archives:

Ending Capitalism Is Not Enough by Eric Schechter

Will Griffin: Michael Parenti’s The Face of Imperialism

The United States of Greed and Bullies

Peter Phillips: The Global Power Elite: A Transnational Class

Your Corporate Overlords Are Delighted To Exploit You

Michael Parenti: When you had the Crisis of Capitalism, Fascism is an Attempt at a Final Solution to the Class Struggle

The Rich Are Only Rich If We Let Them Be by Dariel Garner

Howard Zinn: Hidden History of The American Working Class

85 Billionaires and the Better Half by Michael Parenti

Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World by Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti: These Countries Are Not Underdeveloped, They Are Overexploited (1986)

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  6. He’s not talking about free market capitalists. He’s talking about crooks and crony capitalists. Indeed, they should not be bailed out. Corporations should have limited charters and not have any limited liability. Class will always exist. It exists because of education, because of choices (meaning some choose to pursue more profitable things, some to pursue more sincere things that have limited demand), because of climate, because of war, and yes, because of exploitation. Personally, I choose to be exploited. It’s a hell of a lot easier than creating the means of production myself. I don’t really consider getting paid for my work to be exploitation. I DO consider someone reaching into my paycheck and stealing my money so they can go blow up people somewhere else to perpetuate the interests of their cronies… THAT is exploitation. And frankly, that kind of exploitation exists under Communism too.

  7. Hello, my name is Kleier and I run the blog “Sparking The Left”. I see we have similar outlooks on politics and society, in general. I’m just getting restarted and I was inquiring if you would like to exchange links. I really like your blog and I think it would be a great trade.

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