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Michael Parenti interviewed by ZNet
"The book's subtitle is 'The Michael Parenti Reader.' It is a composite selection of my various writings, focusing on the kind of systemic approach that is so grandly ignored or viciously misrepresented by many persons across the political spectrum: left, right, and center."
-ZNet Oct 9, 2007

Mother Teresa, John Paul II, and the Fast-Track Saints
"Mother Teresa’s “hospitals” for the indigent in India and elsewhere turned out to be hardly more than human warehouses in which seriously ill persons lay on mats, sometimes fifty to sixty in a room without benefit of adequate medical attention. Their ailments usually went undiagnosed. The food was nutritionally lacking and sanitary conditions were deplorable. There were few medical personnel on the premises, mostly untrained nuns and brothers."
-Michael Jensen, CommonDreams.org Oct 22, 2007

Michael Parenti on Freedom Radio

"This week at 10 we will be speaking with scholar, essayist and author Michael Parenti. His most recent book is Contrary Notions, The Michael Parenti Reader, published by City Lights.

'Michael Parenti is a towering prophetic voice in American life. We need him now more than ever!'
—Cornel West

'Radical in the true sense of the word, (Parenti) digs at the roots which . . . sustain our public consciousness.'
—Los Angeles Times Book Review"

-Justin Desmangles, KDVS Oct 29, 2008

Gender Savagery in Guatemala
"On the outskirts of Guatemala City the body of an 18-year-old woman of indigenous ethnicity was recently discovered by her frantic parents who had been searching long and hard. Forensic evidence showed that she had been repeatedly raped and tortured and that her head had been severed from her body with a blunt knife while she was still alive."
-Michael Parenti and Lucia Munoz, Political Affairs Magazine Jul 14, 2007