Michael Parenti

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Michael Parenti
Born (1933-09-30) September 30, 1933 (age 90)
New York City, New York, United States
Political orientationAnti-imperialism

Michael John Parenti (born September 30, 1933) is a Statesian political scientist, academic historian and cultural critic who wrote on scholarly and popular subjects. He taught at US and international universities and was a guest lecturer before campus and community audiences. Michael Parenti is the father of Christian Parenti.

Parenti's writings covered a wide range of subjects: U.S. politics, culture, ideology, political economy, imperialism, fascism, communism, democratic socialism, free-market orthodoxies, conservative judicial activism, religion, ancient history, modern history, historiography, repression in academia, news and entertainment media, technology, environmentalism, sexism, racism, Venezuela, the wars in Iraq and Yugoslavia, ethnicity, and his own early life.[1][2][3]

In 1974, Parenti ran in Vermont on the democratic socialist Liberty Union Party ticket for U.S. Congress and received 7.1% of the vote.[4][5] This run was done with Bernie Sanders who at the time was friends with Parenti. This friendship ended when NATO waged war on Yugoslavia. While Bernie stood with the imperialists, Parenti stood with the anti-imperialists.[6]

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  1. "Articles and Other Published Selections". Archived from the original on 26 October 2007.
  2. Michael Parenti (2007). Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (p. 403). City Lights Books. ISBN 978-0-87286-482-5
  3. "Books by Michael Parenti".
  4. "Elections Results Archive". VT Elections Database.
  5. Bernie Sanders (1997). Outsider in the House: 'You Have to Begin Somewhere'.
  6. "Michael Parenti on Bernie Sanders".