Michael Parenti: How To Think About Class

Class War

Image by sharonkubo via Flickr

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted Jan. 31, 2019
September 17, 2022

“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.” — Michael Parenti

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.

Parent begins at 6:00 minutes into the video.


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, The Culture Struggle (2006), and Against Empire (1995).

From the archives:

The Financial Industry Is A Lot Bigger Than A Giant Vampire Squid, by Pete Dolack

William I. Robinson: Capitalism’s Structural Crisis and the Global Revolt

This Is What It Looks Like When An Empire Cannibalizes Itself, by Rainer Shea

Michael Parenti: Globalization, the New Imperialism

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

85 Billionaires and the Better Half, by Michael Parenti

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

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

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

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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