Michael Parenti: “Any democratic victory or awakening that happens – even small – is a step forward.”
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: After reading your powerful and very strong book about imperialism, “The Face of Imperialism”, we feel the need to read again Lenin’s « Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism« , because your book brings added value. What do you think?
Michael Parenti: It is generous of you to claim that my work adds value to Lenin’s. I read his book forty years ago so I cannot claim to be drawing directly from it. But certainly we can say my book was doing some of the same things that his had done, for instance: trying to show the link between capitalism and colonial imperialism, revealing the key role played by cartels, and how the imposing contradictions of capitalism work themselves out in brutal imperatives. Lire la suite »
Interview with Dr Binoy Kampmark: “The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu was achieved on the brute politics of fear”
Dr. Binoy Kampmark. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: How do you analyze the rapprochement between the United States and Iran, with an agreement on the Iranian nuclear?
The rapprochement between the US and Iran is merely that, with the reins on Iran being firmly held by means of threatened ongoing sanctions were Iran to go slow on its agreement. While it has been remarkable to get US and Iranian diplomats at the same table openly, a more hawkish Republic administration, assuming the Democrats do not win in 2016, could see a reversal of any gains. This is evident by such things as ‘Cotton Letter’ signed by 47 Republican members of Congress. Lire la suite »