Media Myths and U.S. Foreign Policy
Michael Parenti, in another of his brilliant lectures, discusses why media experts, commentators and columnists ignore or distort the connections between U.S. foreign policy and its interventions in the Third World. U.S. actions, invasions, coups, blockades, resource extraction, are invariably cloaked in the myths of benevolence and good intentions. Events are framed, packaged and presented to obscure reality.
Michael Parenti is one of this country’s foremost independent political analysts. Cornel West calls him, “a towering prophetic voice.” He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including the classic Democracy for the Few, Power and the Powerless, The Face of Imperialism, and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.