Contrary Notions

Here is a rich selection of his most lucid and penetrating writings on real history, political life, empire, wealth, class power, technology, culture, ideology, media, environment, sex, and ethnicity.

Contrary Notions

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author Michael Parenti is one of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts. Parenti’s work has enlightened and enlivened readers for many years, covering a wide range of subjects. Here is a rich selection of his most lucid and penetrating writings on real history, political life, empire, wealth, class power, technology, culture, ideology, media, environment, sex, and ethnicity. Also included are a few choice selections drawn from his own life experiences and political awakening. Parenti goes where few political observers dare to tread. Time and again he takes the extra step beyond the parameters of permissible opinion, and time and again he succeeds in carrying the reader with him. The selections herein, that are reprinted from previously published works, have been revised and updated. Other offerings appear here for the very first time. "Radical in the true sense of the word, [Parenti] digs at the roots which...sustain our public consciousness."—Los Angeles Times Book Review "Prominent leftist public intellectual Parenti has built a reputation for himself as a trenchant, yet engaging and accessible, critic of capitalism, imperialism, and other forms of exploitation and violence and this diverse collection of his writings will not disappoint his fans (nor, probably, convince his detractors). Over the course of the collection he takes on the corporate media, intellectual repression in academia, the stolen presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 (not that he's a fan of Al Gore or John Kerry), right wing judicial activism, free-market orthodoxies and mythologies, racism, sexism, homophobia, postmodern attacks on Marxism, the distortions of dominant history, ill-informed demonizations of the Venezuelan political process, his own life, and many other topics."—Book News, Inc. "A prolific author, a charismatic speaker, and a regular guest on radio and television talk shows, Parenti communicates his message in an accessible, provocative, and historically informed style that is unrivaled among fellow progressive activists and thinkers."—Aurora Online Michael Parenti is a critically acclaimed author and an extraordinary public speaker. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University and has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. He is the author of twenty books, including Superpariotism , The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Inventing Reality, and Democracy for the Few.

On the Etymology of the Word Stonehenge Edwin Guest

... and of distinction : of extension to privative or contrary notions, and of
distinction between what, relatively to each other, ... subidentical and
superidentical : while terms which are contained in and contain the contrary were
called subcontrary ...

On the Etymology of the Word Stonehenge Edwin Guest


Transactions of the Philological Society

... attempt to construct language expressive of extension , and of distinction : of
extension to privative or contrary notions ... subidentical and superidentical :
while terms which are contained in and contain the contrary were called
subcontrary ...

Transactions of the Philological Society


Bibliotheca Indica

Be cow the subject, the notion (class) of cow the major, and the notion of horse
the middle term. Here the reason ... Tank (or water in the tank) and smoke are
contrary notions, and smoke cannot therefore be predicated of a tank. (Here
again ...

Bibliotheca Indica


Bhasapariccheda

Be cow the subject , thc notion ( class ) of cow the mnjor , and the notion of horse
the middle term . Ilcre the ... Tank ( or water in the tank ) and smoke ara contrary
notions , and smoke cannot therefore be predicnlcd of a tnnk . ( Here ngnin lies ...

Bhasapariccheda


Elements of Deductive Logic

In many cases a notion , originally a mere negative of its co - ordinate , has
received a positive mark , so that either or both ... and unhappy , true and untrue
or false , honor and dishonor , man and brute , town and country , i . e . , the
contrary .

Elements of Deductive Logic


Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society

They entertained , on the contrary , notions which were more or less wide from
the truth . These notions , though shared by Hudson's contemporaries , for whom
the various journals and logbooks were kept , have long since given way to better
 ...

Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society


Hunt s Yachting Magazine

... way interfere with a constructor ' s notions of a properly formed ship - on the
contrary , I think it would tend to facilitate them . ... These constructors , most
probably , would have very opposite notions of what was the best form , so that
when ...

Hunt s Yachting Magazine


A Defence of the American Policy as Opposed to the Encroachments of Foreign Influence

A few individuals , scattered here and there throughout a whole people of
opposite notions and customs , will yield , in the ... But if , on the contrary , those -
individuals are thrown together , where the opportunities of an interchange of old
 ...

A Defence of the American Policy  as Opposed to the Encroachments of Foreign Influence


Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy Delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1804 1805 and 1806 by the Late Rev Sydney Smith M A

A crooked spine gives us the very opposite notions to the beautiful , not merely
because it is contrary to the customary figure of the animal , but because
experience has taught us to associate it with the notions of disease and imbecility
of body .

Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy  Delivered at the Royal Institution  in the Years 1804  1805  and 1806 by the Late Rev  Sydney Smith  M A


Manual of English Rhetoric

The notion is further to be explained by comparing it with its opposites ; i . e . ,
such as are contradictory or contrary . ... When the simple mention of the opposite
notions does not give sufficient clearness and fullness to the exposition , they
may ...

Manual of English Rhetoric


On the progress of Society in England as affected by the advancement of National Education A paper by J D Morell read before the Association

On the contrary , it were quite vain to conceal from ourselves the fact that there is
an opposite opinion largely current ... I attribute them to two opposite notions
which largely prevail respecting society itself - respecting its nature , constitution
 ...

On the progress of Society in England as affected by the advancement of National Education  A paper by J  D  Morell     read before the Association


History of the Christian Church

On the contrary , it pertains to His very nature to reveal Himself ; for He is spirit ,
and spirit , as a unity of opposed elements ... of conjoining two opposite notions
and uniting them in a third or larger notion , of which they constitute the moments
.

History of the Christian Church


Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society

If this be the case with men who entertain such unworthy notions of the Divine
Majesty , contrary notions cannot fail to have a different effect upon the tempers of
mankind . Those doubtless ( if their lives are influenced by the tenets they ...

Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society


The Voice of a ka a

The acme of misery lies in the conceptions of the contrary . Though the activities
like eating , etc. , the cause of for getting the truth for a time , they do not project
the contrary notions ; and as the memory of the truth follows immediately after the
 ...

The Voice of   a   ka   a


Theories of Knowledge

This, you say, is true, so far as notions are concerned ; but it is true because the
notions are arbitrarily defined, and not because they are derived from experience
. On the contrary, notions in geometry are never arbitrarily defined, but are ...

Theories of Knowledge


Serbian Studies

In the first of these , the synthesis is an essential component and the thesis and
the antithesis represent notions not only contrary but also contradictory ; in the
second , too , the synthesis is an essential ingredient but the thesis and the ...

Serbian Studies


Convention Report Duns Scotus Philosophical Association

OLIVT : FREE WILL Friar Olivi agrees with this argument that nothing can be
simultaneously opposite ; but he is quick to insert that it should not be said on this
account that the potency has contrary notions in itself , for then it would
necessarily ...

Convention Report   Duns Scotus Philosophical Association