Christian Parenti is an American investigative journalist, academic, and author.
Early life and Education
Parenti is the son of academic Michael Parenti and Susan Parenti. He attended Buxton School in Williamstown, Massachusetts, The New School for Social Research, and the London School of Economics, where he earned a PhD in Sociology and Geography.
He was a visiting fellow at CUNY's Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and was a Soros Senior Justice Fellow. Parenti has taught at the New College of California and at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. He is Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College.Parenti has also served as a professor of sustainable development at the SIT Graduate Institute. In 2016, he published an essay in Anthropocene or Capitalocene? concerning the political and economic foundations of climate change.Parenti, Christian; McBrien, Justin; Moore, Jason W. (2016). Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism. PM Press.
He divides his time between Brattleboro, Vermont, and New York City.
Since 2014, Parenti has been working on a book which focuses on "Rethinking the State in the Context of Climate Crisis." In 2012, he published several articles addressing this theme.See A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis, http://www.thenation.com/article/167440/ideology-and-electricity-soviet-experience-afghanistan# Ideology and Electricity: The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan and http://www.thenation.com/article/165885/why-climate-change-will-make-you-love-big-government#axzz2f0YWpueF Why Climate Change Will Make You Love Big Government. Other works include:
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (1999)
The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America From Slavery to the War on Terror (2003)
The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004)
Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (2011)
Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons from a Misunderstood Founder (2020)
Free the Slaves
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