Posted by: Doug Henwood | June 28, 2011

See Christian Parenti in NYC, Thursday

If you’re anywhere New York City Thursday evening, you should go hear Christian Parenti talk about his new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7 pm
The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011

The new era of climate war is upon us. Extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing cascades of unrest and violence across the globe, from Africa to Asia to the Americas. In Tropic of Chaos, award-winning writer Christian Parenti reports from the front lines of this gathering social and environmental catastrophe. Combining historical insight with on-the-ground reporting, Parenti shows how environmental crisis is colliding with the twin legacies of Cold War militarism and unbridled free market economics to cause fragile nations to disintegrate into failed states. Tropic of Chaos is a survey of a world in peril and an urgent call to action: Those living in the privileged Global North must recognize that our own future security is inextricably linked to the fate of the struggling nations of the Global South.

Details here: Tropic of Chaos: Christian Parenti and Laura Flanders at the New School.

Christian will be on my radio show on July 9.

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Responses

  1. you know he’s been funded by Soros and Ford, yes?:
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Christian_Parenti

  2. The excerpt sounds like liberal gobbledegoop, especially the rather tired refrain about the privileged North. This is longstanding code speak for telling the working classes of the OECD nations to shut up and take their austerity. Since they are so ‘privileged’ in relation to Chinese factory workers. Chris Hedges is certainly right about the uselessness of our liberal class.


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