City Lights Books, 1995
informed and written in an engaging style, Michael Parenti’s Against
Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S.
empire. Documenting the pretexts and the lies used to justify violent
intervention and maldevelopment abroad, he demonstrates how the conversion
to a global economy is a victory of finance capital over democracy.
of the world suffers unspeakable misery, and as the Third-Worldization
of the Unites States accelerates, civil society is impoverished by policies
that benefit the rich and powerful transnational corporations and the
national security state. The empire feeds off the resources of the republic,
and the hard-won gains made by ordinary people are swept away.
of imperialism is also, however, a history of resistance, struggle,
and achievement; Against Empire offers compelling alternatives
for progressive change.
An introduction to the process by which political and economic domination
Poverty and maldevelopment: the products of present
day U.S. imperialism.
Whose Gain? Whose Pain?
The winners and losers of empire building.
Empire, Weak Republic
Ways that Americans pay the hidden costs of empire.
How U.S. leaders adroitly prevent the public from seeing how their
policies succeed in serving the favored few.
Lies and Video Wars
More contrived justifications for violent U.S. intervention abroad.
A critical look
at three pretexts for U.S. military intervention: launching humanitarian
missions, establishing electoral democracies,
and discouraging weapons proliferation.
Governance vs The State
How capitialist state interests undermine and defeat genuine democracy.
Economics: The Third-Worldization of America
How the deceptions perpetuated by our leaders to advance the interests
of empire abroad are duplicated at home.
Empire in Academia
A close look at the discriminatory treatment anti-capitalist scholars
receive at the university.
Precise, rational ways to transform public policy to build democratic