نوع مقاله : علمی - پژوهشی
استادیار فلسفه مجتمع آموزش عالی شهید محلاتی
عنوان مقاله [English]
This writing is a translation made from the second chapter of Michael Parenti's Democracy for the Few. The author is an American scholar in politics and a serious critic against American Capitalism. In this work, using valid information presented in American publications and media, the author has brought the terrible unequality between the rich ,the middle and the poor classes into eyes. The damages occurred due to extravagancies in different areas including economics , culture, geology are investigated in detail. A glance at Parenti’s work clearly shoes that how a few men of very great wealth , powerfully exerting influence on media, cultural and educational centers, and men of state, are seeking their aims hard. In the system of capitalism, to seek more and far more interest has been intentionally substituted in place of justice, logical and nationally interested decision and no room has remained for exposing national demands and freely thinking.
Meanwhile, Matt Neunke, an American scholar, has presented a critical note on the seventh edition of Parenti's work; this note, however, is too far to be called a scientific one. Some words and sentences used there, clearly seem to be impolite and prejudicial. The critic has never been able to weaken the evidences used by Parenti and only relies on Prenti's tendency to Marxism and his unfaithfulness to western values and focuses on them.