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Friday, July 3 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Lockdown America: Police and prisons in the age of crisis

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Drawing his first two books "Lockdown America" and "The Soft Cage", Christian will present a Marxist reading of American criminal justice and the current crisis of police violence. The over-development of American criminal justice begins, not coincidentally, in the late 1960s in direct opposition to grassroots rebellion.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis by Christian Parenti
The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America From Slavery to the War on Terror by Christian Parenti
Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence by Christian Parenti

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Christian Parenti

Christian Parenti is a professor in the NYU Liberal Studies program and has reported extensively from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, for publications including The Nation, Fortune, and the London Review of Books. He has published four books: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (1999/2008); The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror (2003); The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
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