Received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 1962.
Has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States
and abroad, including Sarah Lawrence College, State University of New York
at Stony Brook and at Albany; and University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
His writings have been translated into Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish,
Chinese, Turkish, Polish, German, Bangla, and Dutch.
He is the author of fifteen books including :
His articles have appeared in CovertAction Quarterly; Monthly
Review; Prevailing Winds; New Political Science; Nature,
Society and Thought; Z Magazine; Dollars and Sense; The
Humanist; The Nation; Research in Sociology; Journal
of Politics; American Political Science Review; New York
Times; Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.
To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia (Verso, 2000).
History as Mystery (City Lights Books, 1999).
Democracy for the Few (St. Martin's; seventh edition 2001).
America Besieged (City Lights Books, 1998).
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
(City Lights Books, 1997).
Dirty Truths (City Lights Books, 1996).
Against Empire (City Lights Books, 1995).
Land of Idols: Political Mythology in America (St. Martin's, 1994).
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media (St. Martin's; 2nd
Make-Believe Media: The Politics of Entertainment (St. Martin's,
The Sword and the Dollar: Imperialism, Revolution, and the Arms Race
(St. Martin's, 1989).
Power and the Powerless (St. Martinís, 1978).
Ethnic and Political Attitudes (Arno Press, 1975).
The Anti-Communist Impulse (Random House, 1969).
He appears on radio and television talk shows to discuss current issues
and ideas from his published works. Dr. Parenti's talks and commentaries
are played on radio stations in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
He lectures on college campuses and before a wide range of audiences
across North America and abroad. His books are read by both lay readers
and scholars, and have been used extensively in college courses. Among
the many topics he treats are :
"Democracy and Economic Power"
"Imperialism, "Globalization" and U.S. Interventionism"
"Political Bias in the U.S. News Media"
"Ideology and History"
"Race, Gender, and Class"
"The Overthrow of Communism"
"Fascism: Past and Present"