Michael Parenti, PhD, Yale, is a well-known author and presenter around the world. He is a leading progressive political commentator in the United States. He has over 250 articles and seventeen books to his credit. His articles have appeared in popular magazines, scholarly publications, and significant newspapers such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have featured his op-ed pieces. His publications and presentations have been read by a wide range of people in North America and around the world.