The Gangster Nature of the State

Michael Parenti (1993)

“Tough, hilarious, right-on mix of scholar and street”

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Can someone tell me the difference between organized crime and most States including our own?

One analyst Michael Parenti examined the question and could not find any real difference.

“This tough, hilarious, right-on mix of scholar and street.” – KPFA-Pacifica, 1994

Michael Parenti was born and raised in an Italian-American working class family in New York City. After high school he worked for a number of years then returned to school, eventually earning a B.A. from City College of New York, an M.A. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. His many books include The Face of Imperialism (2011); God and His Demons (2010); The Assassination of Julius Caesar (2003); and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010). He recently published a warmly received “ethnic memoir” entitled Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life.

Portions of his writings have been translated into some twenty languages. Books and articles of his have been used extensively in college courses and also by lay readers. Over 550 articles of his have appeared in scholarly journals, political periodicals, various magazines, newspapers, books of collected readings, and online publications.

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