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11.12.04
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Christian Parenti
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Christian Parenti is a correspondent for THE NATION, and most recently the author of THE FREEDOM: SHADOWS AND HALLUCINATION IN OCCUPIED IRAQ. He just came back from Afghanistan where he spent a month chronicling what is really taking place on the ground. Parenti speaks with David Brancaccio about a very different view of Afghanistan than the portrait of flourishing democracy.

Christian Parenti
Christian Parenti is the author of LOCKDOWN AMERICA and THE SOFT CAGE. He is a visiting fellow at the CUNY Graduate School’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. His articles appear regularly in THE NATION.



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