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Michael Parenti - Against Empire

Michael Parenti - Against Empire



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Michael Parenti unravels the true meaning of the world's leading superpower, and exposes how it uses power to enslave all of humanity to wage slaves.
Michael Parenti unravels the true meaning of the world's leading superpower, and exposes how it uses power to enslave all of humanity to wage slaves.

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Against Empire
byMichael Parenti
To Dewayne Holmes, a former Crips leader who brought peace between gangs in Los Angeles andwho then became a community organizer fighting for democratic reforms in the inner city. For hisefforts he was railroaded into prison on trumped-up charges and is serving seven years.And to Theresa Allison, his valiant mother, who continues the struggle for social justice in her community and country.AcknowledgementsMy heartfelt thanks to my valued friend Sally Soriano for her unwavering support and assistance inthe writing of this book. Appreciation is also due to my research assistant Peggy Noton for her careful and crucial reading of the manuscript. A word of gratitude goes to my son, Christian Parenti,for furnishing me with useful sources and thoughtful criticisms. Kristin Nelson, Angela Bocage, andGinger Walker also provided valuable assistance. Nancy J. Peters of City Lights Books provided anencouragement and enthusiasm that helped lighten my task, proving herself to be both a fine editor and good friend.Contents1.Imperialism 101
 Across the Entire GlobeThe Dynamic of Capital Expansion Not Necessary, Just Compelling Myths of Underdevelopment  Artificially Converted to Poverty Development Theory Neoimperialism: Skimming the Cream
2.Imperial Domination Updated
Market Inequality Debt Domination Foreign Aid as a WeaponWith Rational Violence Low Intensity ImperialismGlobalization by GATT 
3.Intervention: Whose Gain? Whose Pain?
 A Global Military EmpireWhy Intervention?Common Confusions Inventing EnemiesWho Pays? Who Profits?The Myth of Popular ImperialismCultural Imperialism
4.Strong Empire, Weak Republic
 Exporting Jobs Empire Against Environment  American Casualties Impoverishing the Republic
The Few Against the Many A Moral Self-Interest 
5.A Dreadful Success
Unexamined AssumptionsMacho Posturing  In the Name of DemocracyThe Hunt for Red MenaceWhat Are ”Our Interests”?Consistent Inconsistencies Arms for Profit 
6.Drugs, Lies, and Video Wars
 Driving Away Demons Looking Left for Terrorism Protecting Americans Abroad  Reaching for PretextsThe Gulf War LiesSome Real ReasonsThe ”War on Drugs”: Cover StoryWhich Side Are You On, Boys? Drugs as a Weapon of Social Control 
7.Worthy Causes
 Discouraging Arms ProliferationChemical Warfare Hoax Humanitarian Pretense For Freedom – Mujahideen Style Famine Relief for Conoco Elections Yes! (Depending on Who Wins)Operation Facelift Coming Out of the Capitalist Closet 
8.Democratic Governance vs. The State
The State Against DemocracyConservative Consistencies An Executive State Exposé as Cover-up Keeping the Government in LineConstitutional TyrannyThe State in SocietyConspiracy Theory?
9.Voodoo Economics: The Third Worldization of America
Trickle Down to the Free Market Conservative Double StandardsWelfare for the RichThe Tax Game A Military Feast  A People's National Debt Toward 1893Old Problems, No Solutions

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