This page is dedicated to things I've read which have impacted my life or validated my experiences in some way.
I've separated my reads into 2 categories: "essays/excerpts" and "full texts".
My Reading Notes
I try to take short summaries on the things that stick out to me and decided to share these here. If you're interested in what I'm learning about, feel free to skim through!
Essays & Excerpts
- Consumer Ideology: The Purpose of Ads by Michael Parenti [Excerpt]
- Eco Apocalypse, a Class Act by Michael Parenti [Excerpt]
- Combat Liberalism by Mao Tse-tung [Essay]
- Communism and the Family by Alexandra Kollontai [Essay]
- Socialism and Man in Cuba by Che Guevara [Essay]
- One Is Not Born A Woman by Monique Wittig [Essay]
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Inventing Reality: The Politics of Mass Media by Michael Parenti (1986)
How much of what the news media tell us is true, and how does it control our view of the
world? In this passionate, controversial critique of the news media, Michael Parenti
examines the subtle but profound ways in which the media influence and manipulate the
public's perception of reality.
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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire (1968)
A combination of philosophical, political, and educational theories. Freire outlines a theory
of oppression and the source of liberation. In Freire's view, the key to liberation is the
awakening of critical awareness and the thinking process in the individual. This happens
through a new type of education, one which creates a partnership between the teacher and the
student, empowering the student to enter into a dialogue and begin the process of
humanization through thought and its correlative, action.
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Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton (1973)
In October 1967, one year after the founding of the Black Panther Party, Huey Newton was
involved in a shooting during which an Oakland police officer was killed. Newton spent three
years in prison before being released and having his charges dismissed, and his jailing
brought cries of "Free Huey" from supporters around the world. This engrossing and
well-written autobiography recounts the forming of a revolutionary and shows how the
degrading and psychologically destructive penal system forged Newton's already growing
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