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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Michael Parenti
 Kenneth Dowst  
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The best parts of Parenti's lecture and Q&A in CT on Nov. 4. He argues that improvements in public policy & living conditions (for the non-rich) resulted from struggle from "below," not from the goodness of the governing elites' hearts. Average citizens fought for greater political liberties as tools to compel concrete improvements in their lives. Includes fine parts on airport security, Saddam Hussein, the Maine anti-gay-marriage referendum, & P.'s forthcoming book on organized religion.
Parenti's public lecture funded by The University of Hartford & recorded live by K.D. New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "bad influence") of WWUH-FM, a community service of said university.
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The first 20 or so minutes of Parenti's lecture--on the dislike of democracy by the Framers of our Constitution--with parallels drawn to the Classical world--is not included in this installment of NWN. This segment is intellectually substantial & well worth hearing when you're in the mood for some serious history & political science. Some later parts are snipped as well. I've attached a complete, uncut, unedited recording of the entire presentation and Q&A (1h, 12m) for anyone who cares to hear same. The introduction is by U. of H. President Walter Harrison.

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 New World Notes #92 -- Michael Parenti lecture Download Program Podcast
02:37:28 English 2009-11-04
 Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
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