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Christian Parenti is author of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis, Verso, 1999. He teaches at New College of California in San Francisco. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The Progressive and the Christian Science Monitor.

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Celalis, Daesh, Black Hundreds: Christian Parenti has offered a similar prognosis in his Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. 'Damaged societies, like damaged people, often respond to new crisis in ways that are irrational, shortsighted, and self-destructive,' and ...

What's more, one of the contributors, Christian Parenti, actually proposes that we should increase our total energy use, not reduce it. Any critique of this kind of utopian vision is often dismissed as green conservatism. In her article, “We gave Greenpeace a chance”, Angela Nagle argues: faced with President ...
Bennington College: Christian Parenti presents "Our Impending Crisis: Climate Change, Failing Elites, and Economic Transformation," 7 to 8:15 p.m., CAPA Symposium, 1 College Drive, Bennington. LITERARY Bennington College: Poetry reading with Robin Coste Lewis, 7 to 8 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, ...
Sociologist Christian Parenti describes what we have now as the "catastrophic convergence." Whether it be the small farmer attempting to etch out a living in the scrambling seasons and inconsistent rainfall, or the migrant worker who has moved to one of the world's megacities about to be inundated [by] the ...
He was not only theoretically knowledgeable but also an invigorating and inspiring figure. I would like to encourage CU student groups to bring more speakers like Seale, rather than trolls like Yiannopoulos and pseudoscientists like Charles Murray. Cornel West, Christian Parenti, Richard Seymour and ...

Free Peltier. Book: Prison Writings. My Life is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier. Review by Timothy Harris., Page 6 … And Cages For All. Book: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti. Review by Scott Winn, Page 6. Poetry Ain't Pretty. Book: Erratic Sleep in a Cold ...
Some, like the Jamaican Maroons, signed treaties to coexist with European colonial powers. Contemporary author Christian Parenti, interviewing Assata Shakur in Havana, called her a “Post-Modern Maroon in the Ultimate Palenque.” "Not only does the film take on the political economy of colonialism in ...
Free Peltier. Book: Prison Writings. My Life is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier. Review by Timothy Harris., Page 6 … And Cages For All. Book: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti. Review by Scott Winn, Page 6. Poetry Ain't Pretty. Book: Erratic Sleep in a Cold ...
LECTURE: The Paul J. McInerney Lecture in Earth Sciences will host Christian Parenti from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Clair Hall at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville. Parenti will present “Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and ...
“Catastrophic convergence” is the term sociologist Christian Parenti uses to describe this 21st century turmoil of compounding ecological, political and economic crises. As Camila Minerva of Oxfam puts it, “The poorest and the most marginalized are five times more likely to be displaced and remain so for a ...
"Left Out," a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists and organizers on the left. In this episode, we sat down with Christian Parenti to discuss climate change and our current ...
This post first appeared at Jacobin Magazine. The climate crisis is often imagined as a sudden, all-encompassing, simultaneous collapse in which agriculture fails, the seas flood in, disease spreads and human civilization crumbles into Hobbesian war of all against all. But in reality, some crises will ...
The effects of climate change are already upon us. Here's what the 2020s and 2030s will look like if we fail to change things. By Christian Parenti | September 6, 2017. What Will Happen If We Fail to Address the Climate Crisis. Mayabel Rents waits for a bus next to a flooded street that was caused by the combination of the ...
If We Fail. By: Christian Parenti. The effects of climate change are already upon us. Here's what the 2020s and 2030s will look like if we fail to change things. Our new issue, "The Health of Nations," is out now. Subscribe or renew today!
Christian Parenti is associate professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of four books, including Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. His most recent book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence ...
Hedges sits down with NYU professor and author Christian Parenti for a discussion on how the effects of climate change incite global violence. Parenti's latest book, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence," examines how climate change interacts with economic neoliberalism ...

You have to give the political right credit. In recent months, they have, Judo-style, baited the campus left into bumptious overreactions that have seen student activists at Middlebury, UC Berkeley, and a few other places calling on university administrations to shut down — that is, censor — vile speakers like ...
Leaning into the mic, face flushed, speaking with unhurried and angry deliberation, Donald Trump told a cheering New Hampshire audience: “We're gonna bring businesses back. We're gonna have businesses that used to be in New Hampshire, that are now in Mexico, come back to New Hampshire. And ...
On April 19, 2014, I sat down with author, journalist and professor Christian Parenti in Chicago. His work, which is wide-ranging and essential, explores some of the most powerful and brutal forces in our society: war, capitalism, prisons, policing and climate change. We discussed the state, nature, climate ...
On April 19, 2014, I sat down with author, journalist and professor Christian Parenti in Chicago. His work, which is wide-ranging and essential, explores some of the most powerful and brutal forces in our society: war, capitalism, prisons, policing and climate change. In this interview, we discussed ideology, ...
It was an honor to have my essay "A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis," from the summer 2013 issue of Dissent, "read with interest" by the editors of Monthly Review, even if the editors took issue with my argument that the timeframe of climate science indicates that getting off fossil fuels must ...
Christian Parenti is a contributing editor of the Rail and the Nation and a visiting scholar at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center. His latest book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (Nation Books) is based on more than six years of ...
Free Peltier. Book: Prison Writings. My Life is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier. Review by Timothy Harris., Page 6 … And Cages For All. Book: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti. Review by Scott Winn, Page 6. Poetry Ain't Pretty. Book: Erratic Sleep in a Cold ...
LECTURE: The Paul J. McInerney Lecture in Earth Sciences will host Christian Parenti from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Clair Hall at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville. Parenti will present “Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and ...
In his book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, American author Christian Parenti elaborates on the concept of catastrophic convergence, which has devastated numerous regions worldwide. He means the catastrophic convergence of militarism, neoliberalism and ...
“Catastrophic convergence” is the term sociologist Christian Parenti uses to describe this 21st century turmoil of compounding ecological, political and economic crises. As Camila Minerva of Oxfam puts it, “The poorest and the most marginalized are five times more likely to be displaced and remain so for a ...
In the next 30 to 50 years, rising sea levels caused by global warming will subsume low-lying islands in the Pacific Ocean. Inhabitants will have to relocate, but there are few choices. Among nations (with the exception of Fiji and New Zealand) there is little preparation for the inevitable migration of Pacific ...
Regarding the former, the contemporary left seems broadly in agreement: Christian Parenti persuasively argues in Dissent that “it is this society and these institutions that must cut emissions.” Likewise, Alyssa Battistoni opens Jacobin's recent climate-focused issue by explicitly rejecting the idea that we ...
In this episode, we sat down with Christian Parenti to discuss climate change and our current political and economic landscape. Parenti is a sociologist trained at the London School of Economics and is currently an economics professor at John Jay College (CUNY). He's written extensively on the ...
"Left Out," a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists and organizers on the left. In this episode, we sat down with Christian Parenti to discuss climate change and our current ...
It was published by City Lights Books in September and was praised by Bill McKibben, Christian Parenti, and Dahr Jamail, who has appeared on this podcast multiple times. Miller traveled to the Philippines, Honduras, Guatemala, the Mexico-Guatemala border, the United States-Mexico border, and Paris.
“Catastrophic convergence” is the term sociologist Christian Parenti uses to describe this twenty-first-century turmoil, since many of these factors combine to displace staggering numbers of people. As Camila Minerva of Oxfam puts it, “The poorest and the most marginalized are five times more likely to be ...
Solar Panels at Western Michigan University - file photo. Credit WMUK. Journalist and author Christian Parenti says what American capitalism needs is a new round of “creative destruction” and investment. He says making those investments in renewable energy would help the economy and mitigate the ...
The effects of climate change are already upon us. Here's what the 2020s and 2030s will look like if we fail to change things. By Christian Parenti | September 6, 2017. What Will Happen If We Fail to Address the Climate Crisis. Mayabel Rents waits for a bus next to a flooded street that was caused by the combination of the ...
Christian Parenti is associate professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of four books, including Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. His most recent book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence ...
Christian Parenti is associate professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of four books, including Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. His most recent book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence ...
Hedges sits down with NYU professor and author Christian Parenti for a discussion on how the effects of climate change incite global violence. Parenti's latest book, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence," examines how climate change interacts with economic neoliberalism ...
You have to give the political right credit. In recent months, they have, Judo-style, baited the campus left into bumptious overreactions that have seen student activists at Middlebury, UC Berkeley, and a few other places calling on university administrations to shut down — that is, censor — vile speakers like ...
Leaning into the mic, face flushed, speaking with unhurried and angry deliberation, Donald Trump told a cheering New Hampshire audience: “We're gonna bring businesses back. We're gonna have businesses that used to be in New Hampshire, that are now in Mexico, come back to New Hampshire. And ...
On April 19, 2014, I sat down with author, journalist and professor Christian Parenti in Chicago. His work, which is wide-ranging and essential, explores some of the most powerful and brutal forces in our society: war, capitalism, prisons, policing and climate change. We discussed the state, nature, climate ...
On April 19, 2014, I sat down with author, journalist and professor Christian Parenti in Chicago. His work, which is wide-ranging and essential, explores some of the most powerful and brutal forces in our society: war, capitalism, prisons, policing and climate change. In this interview, we discussed ideology, ...
Christian Parenti is a contributing editor of the Rail and the Nation and a visiting scholar at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center. His latest book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (Nation Books) is based on more than six years of ...
In this episode, we sat down with Christian Parenti to discuss climate change and our current political and economic landscape. Parenti is a sociologist trained at the London School of Economics and is currently an economics professor at John Jay College. He's written extensively on the connection ...
It was published by City Lights Books in September and was praised by Bill McKibben, Christian Parenti, and Dahr Jamail, who has appeared on this podcast multiple times. Miller traveled to the Philippines, Honduras, Guatemala, the Mexico-Guatemala border, the United States-Mexico border, and Paris.
“Catastrophic convergence” is the term sociologist Christian Parenti uses to describe this twenty-first-century turmoil, since many of these factors combine to displace staggering numbers of people. As Camila Minerva of Oxfam puts it, “The poorest and the most marginalized are five times more likely to be ...
“Catastrophic convergence” is the term sociologist Christian Parenti uses to describe this twenty-first-century turmoil, since many of these factors combine to displace staggering numbers of people. As Camila Minerva of Oxfam puts it, “The poorest and the most marginalized are five times more likely to be ...
... Doug Henwood, and Christian Parenti argued in a classic polemic on the state of the US left, “movements that can't think can't really do too much either.” While Smucker can't be accused of anti-intellectualism, he consistently seeks to sever analysis and critique from the formulation of political strategy.
Christian Parenti, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.
Christian Parenti, a Nation columnist and author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (2012), is the ...


 

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