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Michael Parenti

Birthdate: 1933

Michael John Parenti is an American political scientist 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.

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„It is not Socialism that subverts democracy, but democracy that subverts capitalism.“

—  Michael Parenti

Source: Democracy for the Few (2010 [1974]), sixth edition, Chapter 17, p. 320

„There is a century-old saying, "The dollar votes more times than the man."“

—  Michael Parenti

Source: Democracy for the Few (2010 [1974]), sixth edition, Chapter 13, p. 222

„The dirty truth is that the rich are the great cause of poverty.“

—  Michael Parenti

1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, Creating The Poor, p. 21
Dirty truths (1996), first edition

„When change threatens to rule, then the rules are changed.“

—  Michael Parenti

5 MISCELLANY AND MEMORABILIA, Struggles in Academe: A Personal Account, p. 248
Dirty truths (1996), first edition

„Our fear that Communism might someday take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.“

—  Michael Parenti

The Anti-Communist Impulse http://books.google.com/books?id=i6V2AAAAMAAJ&q=%22Our+fear+that+Communism+might+someday+take+over+most+of+the+world+blinds+us+to+the+fact+that+anti-communism+already+has%22&pg=PA4#v=onepage (1970)

„The real danger we face is not from terrorism but what is being done under the pretext of fighting it.“

—  Michael Parenti

1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, The Terrorism Hype, p. 81
Dirty truths (1996), first edition

„Maintaining silence about a dirty truth is another way of lying, a common practice in high places.“

—  Michael Parenti

2 MEDIA AND CULTURE, The Invisible Bloodbaths, p. 132
Dirty truths (1996), first edition

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„The mass media are class media.“

—  Michael Parenti

2 MEDIA AND CULTURE, Fabricating a "Cultural Democracy", p. 107
Dirty truths (1996), first edition

„Profits are what you make when not working.“

—  Michael Parenti

Source: Democracy for the Few (2010 [1974]), sixth edition, Chapter 2, p. 9

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