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ISBN-10: 0872864332

ISBN-13: 9780872864337

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael Parenti

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Superpatriots, writes Michael Parenti, are those people who place national pride and American supremacy above every other public consideration, those who follow leaders uncritically, especially in their war policies abroad. Superpatriotism is the nationalistic hype propagated by officialdom, the media, and various flag-waving groups. Parenti demonstrates how superpatriotism attaches itself to religion, sports, the military, the schools and big business. He questions whether its top politico-economic propagators are themselves really patriotic, given how they evade taxes, export our jobs, pollute our land and plunder the public treasury. With incisive probing and a humorous touch, Parenti…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 4.50" wide x 5.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Michael Parenti(Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are God and His Demons(2010), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader(2007), The Culture Struggle(2006), The Assassination of Julius Caesar(2003), and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition(2010).

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