James Petras

James Petras is a retired Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Petras is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in academic journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies. Petras has published over 2000 articles in well-known periodicals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and CovertAction Magazine. Petras’ writings cover political issues with particular focus on Latin America and the Middle East, imperialism, globalization, and leftist social movements.
Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America.  I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York.  I have written scores of books, hundreds of professional articles and presented numerous papers at...