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05 February 2008

Antagonista TV Presents Dr Michael Parenti

For anyone not familiar with the outstanding political and ideological analysis of Dr Michael Parenti, here's a few hours worth of vaguely chronological lecture material to bring you up to speed.

Without any shadow of doubt, Parenti -- while not perfect (who is?) -- puts the likes of the much vaunted media darlings of the left, such as Noam 'Who | Cares?' Chomsky, George Monbiot and all the rest of them, to shame.

Watch, listen and learn.

Michael Parenti 1 (1993) The Gangster Nature of the State Part 1

Michael Parenti (1993) The Gangster Nature of the State Part 2

Dr. Michael Parenti: "Terrorism, Globalism and Conspiracy"
OCTOBER 9, 2002, VANCOUVER: Dr. Michael Parenti, one of North America's leading radical writers on U.S. imperialism and interventionism, fascism, democracy and the media, spoke to several hunded people at St. Andrews Wesley Church in Vancouver.

Dr. Parenti has taught political science at a number of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. He was written 250 major magazine articles and 15 books and is frequently heard on public and alternative radio.

Michael Parenti: Race, Gender and Class Struggle

Michael Parenti - The Struggle for History
An excellent lecture by the well-known American political scientist, historian, and media critic, Michael Parenti. On history and who tells it (complete with Q&A).

Lies, War, and Empire - Part I
Part I of a talk by Dr. Michael Parenti on "Lies, War, and Empire" given May 12, 2007 at Antioch University in Seattle.

Lies, War, and Empire - Part II
Part II of a talk by Dr. Michael Parenti on "Lies, War, and Empire" given May 12, 2007 at Antioch University in Seattle

Michael Parenti - Contrary Notions
Scholar and Political Ideological Surgeon, Michael Parenti, lays the truth down on the intentionality of today's ruling elite and its harmful consequences. Discussion on Michael's latest book, "Contrary Notions". City Lights bookstore, San Francisco, Jan 22, 2008


Anonymous said...

I saw Parenti's OCTOBER 9, 2002, VANCOUVER video about a year or so ago.

I liked it a lot.

Sadly when I tried looking at his website then, It was down.

Thanks then for the extra vids and a reminder of Parenti

Andrew said...

Thanks for the pointer towards Parenti. Certainly cares about the issues he talks about, rather than a dry self-important analysis, which I feel apply to some of the more celebrated figures you mention.

The Antagonist said...

lwtc247: In fairness, there's not a huge amount on Parenti's site but it was working last time I checked.

Andrew K: Spot on analysis of Parenti Vs The Usual Whining, Droning, Mooing and Moaning Suspects.

Refreshing to hear someone that speaks with a bit of passion and conviction about subjects close to his heart.

If you can get your hands on another Parenti talk by the name of "Class AND Conspiracy", you may well enjoy that too.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered the globalresearch.ca media archives :))

There's a Parenti interview there.

Saw this http://tinyurl.com/3qrzjc and thought of you..

2nd hour guest Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad. “Here at home and throughout the world people are fighting back against the forces of wealth, privilege, and militarism — some because they have no choice, others because they would choose no other course but the one that leads to peace and justice.” — Michael Parenti

The Antagonist said...

Thanks for the link, lwtc247.

The boy Parenti, he did good. And, like the true Conspiraloon that he seems to have become, even dropped in a reference to the omnipotent stochastic theory that rules everything from regulated financial markets to, er, the price of fish.

Couldn't ask for much more really....