Michael Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. Some of his writings have been translated into Bangla, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, and Turkish.
Michael Parenti has won awards from Project Censored, the Caucus for a New Political Science, New Jersey Peace Action, the city of Santa Cruz, and various academic and political organizations. He also serves on the board of judges for Project Censored, and on the advisory boards of Independent Progressive Politics Network, Education Without Borders, and the Jasenovic Foundation; as well as the advisory editorial boards of New Political Science and Nature, Society and Thought.
He is the author of nineteen books including:The Culture Struggle (Seven Stories Press, 2006)Superpatriotism (City Lights Books, 2004)The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The New Press, 2003)The Terrorism Trap (City Lights Books, 2002)Democracy for the Few (Wadsworth, seventh edition, 2002)To Kill a Nation (Verso Books, 2001)History as Mystery (City Lights Books, 1999)America Besieged (City Lights Books, 1998)Blackshirts and Reds (City Lights Books, 1997)Dirty Truths (City Lights Books, 1996)Against Empire (City Lights Books, 1995)Inventing Reality (Wadsworth, second edition, 1993)Land of Idols (St. Martin's, 1993)Make-Believe Media (Wadsworth, 1992)The Sword and the Dollar (St. Martin's, 1989)
Some 250 articles of his have appeared in scholarly journals, political periodicals and various magazines and newspapers. 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 and cable community access stations to enthusiastic audiences in the U.S., Canada and abroad.
He lectures on college campuses and before a wide range of audiences across North American and abroad. His books are enjoyed by both lay readers and scholars, and have been used extensively in college courses.
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