Democracy For The Few

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 9780495911265
Genre : Political Science
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DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW is a provocative interpretation of American Government. It shows how democracy is repeatedly violated by corporate oligopolies, and how popular forces have fought back and occasionally made gains in spite of the system. By focusing on the relationship between economic power and political power, discussing actual government practices and policies, conspiracies, propaganda, fraud, secrecy and other ploys of government and politics, this book stands apart in its analysis of how US Government works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

Democracy For The Few

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 9781111792930
Genre : Education
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DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW is a provocative interpretation of American Government. It shows how democracy is repeatedly violated by corporate oligopolies, and how popular forces have fought back and occasionally made gains in spite of the system. By focusing on the relationship between economic power and political power, discussing actual government practices and policies, conspiracies, propaganda, fraud, secrecy and other ploys of government and politics, this book stands apart in its analysis of how US Government works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Democracy For The Few

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 9780495007449
Genre : Political Science
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DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW is a provocative interpretation of American Government, taking a structuralist approach that shows that US Government is the outcome of broad configurations of power, wealth, class, and institution as structured into the dominant political organizations, the economy, and the society itself. Parenti deftly combines an emphasis on the political economy of public policy, focusing on corporate capitalism in its most advanced and predatory form (who gets what), with the formal political institutions and foundations and historical development of American politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

Outlines And Highlights For Democracy For The Few 9th Edition By Michael Parenti Isbn

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ISBN : 1614613427
Genre : Education
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780495911265 .
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For The Many Or The Few

Author : John G. Matsusaka
ISBN : 9780226510873
Genre : Political Science
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Direct democracy is alive and well in the United States. Citizens are increasingly using initiatives and referendums to take the law into their own hands, overriding their elected officials to set tax, expenditure, and social policies. John G. Matsusaka's For the Many or the Few provides the first even-handed and historically based treatment of the subject. Drawing upon a century of evidence, Matsusaka argues against the popular belief that initiative measures are influenced by wealthy special interest groups that neglect the majority view. Examining demographic, political, and opinion data, he demonstrates how the initiative process brings about systematic changes in tax and expenditure policies of state and local governments that are generally supported by the citizens. He concludes that, by and large, direct democracy in the form of the initiative process works for the benefit of the many rather than the few. An unprecedented, comprehensive look at the historical, empirical, and theoretical components of how initiatives function within our representative democracy to increase political competition while avoiding the tyranny of the majority, For the Many or the Few is a most timely and definitive work.
Category: Political Science

Superpatriotism

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 0872864332
Genre : History
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One of the nation's leading progressive political analysts demonstrates how hype, fear, and mindless flag-waving are supplanting informed debate, commitment to democracy, and real patriotism.
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Against Empire

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 0872862984
Genre : Political Science
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Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books 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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Contrary Notions

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 9780872866010
Genre : Political Science
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Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author Michael Parenti is one of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts. Parenti’s work has enlightened and enlivened readers for many years, covering a wide range of subjects. Here is a rich selection of his most lucid and penetrating writings on real history, political life, empire, wealth, class power, technology, culture, ideology, media, environment, sex, and ethnicity. Also included are a few choice selections drawn from his own life experiences and political awakening. Parenti goes where few political observers dare to tread. Time and again he takes the extra step beyond the parameters of permissible opinion, and time and again he succeeds in carrying the reader with him. The selections herein, that are reprinted from previously published works, have been revised and updated. Other offerings appear here for the very first time. "Radical in the true sense of the word, [Parenti] digs at the roots which...sustain our public consciousness."—Los Angeles Times Book Review "Prominent leftist public intellectual Parenti has built a reputation for himself as a trenchant, yet engaging and accessible, critic of capitalism, imperialism, and other forms of exploitation and violence and this diverse collection of his writings will not disappoint his fans (nor, probably, convince his detractors). Over the course of the collection he takes on the corporate media, intellectual repression in academia, the stolen presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 (not that he's a fan of Al Gore or John Kerry), right wing judicial activism, free-market orthodoxies and mythologies, racism, sexism, homophobia, postmodern attacks on Marxism, the distortions of dominant history, ill-informed demonizations of the Venezuelan political process, his own life, and many other topics."—Book News, Inc. "A prolific author, a charismatic speaker, and a regular guest on radio and television talk shows, Parenti communicates his message in an accessible, provocative, and historically informed style that is unrivaled among fellow progressive activists and thinkers."—Aurora Online Michael Parenti is a critically acclaimed author and an extraordinary public speaker. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University and has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. He is the author of twenty books, including Superpariotism , The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Inventing Reality, and Democracy for the Few.
Category: Political Science

History As Mystery

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 0872863573
Genre : History
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Essays on how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege, and how historians are influenced by the professional and class environment in which they work. "Michael Parenti, always provocative and eloquent, gives us a lively as well as valuable critique of orthodoxy posing as 'history.'"-Howard Zinn "Solid if surely controversial stuff."-Kirkus Table of Contents Prologue: Against the Mainstream History as Miseducation Mainstream Orthodoxy The Hunt for Real History Textbooks: America the Beautiful For Business, Against Labor The School as a Tool Priests and Pagans, Saints and Slaves Triumph of the One True Faith Silencing the Pagans Accepting the Powers that Be Affluent Believers Saints For Slavery Bishops and Barbarians, Jezebels and Jews The Myth of the Devout Peasant The Curse of Eve The Burning of Books Preparing the Holocaust History in the Faking Suppression at the Point of Origin Cold War in the Archives Classified History, USA Listening to the Muted Masses In Ranke's Footsteps His Majesty's Servant An ``Aristocratic Profession' Purging the Reds Publishing and ``Privishing' Marketing the Right Stuff The Strange Death of President Zachary Taylor, a Study in the Manufacture of Mainstream History Examining the Examination Confrontation with the Slavocracy A lethal Dose of Cherries and Milk? Honorable Men and Official History Against Psychopolitics Depoliticizing the Political Dubious Clinical Data Lenin as Oedipus The Compulsive Hoover The Political Hoover When the Political Becomes Personal Afterword
Category: History

Blackshirts And Reds

Author : Michael Parenti
ISBN : 0872863298
Genre : History
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Blackshirts & Reds explores some of the big issues of our time: fascism, capitalism, communism, revolution, democracy, and ecology-terms often bandied about but seldom explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti's trademark. Parenti shows how "rational fascism" renders service to capitalism, how corporate power undermines democracy, and how revolutions are a mass empowerment against the forces of exploitative privilege. He also maps out the external and internal forces that destroyed communism, and the disastrous impact of the "free-market" victory on eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He affirms the relevance of taboo ideologies like Marxism, demonstrating the importance of class analysis in understanding political realities and dealing with the ongoing collision between ecology and global corporatism. Written with lucid and compelling style, this book goes beyond truncated modes of thought, inviting us to entertain iconoclastic views, and to ask why things are as they are. It is a bold and entertaining exploration of the epic struggles of yesterday and today. Michael Parenti is one of the nation's leading progressive thinkers. He lectures widely around the country and is the author of Dirty Truths, Against Empire, Democracy for the Few, Land of Idols: Political Mythology in America, and many other books. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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