Chris­t­ian Par­en­ti is an Amer­i­can inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist and author. His books include: Lock­down Amer­i­ca: Police and Pris­ons in the Age of Cri­sis (2000), a sur­vey of the rise of the prison indus­tri­al com­plex from the Nixon through Rea­gan eras and into the present; The Soft Cage: Sur­veil­lance in Amer­i­ca From Slav­ery to the War on Ter­ror (2003), a study of sur­veil­lance and con­trol in mod­ern soci­ety; and The Free­dom: Shad­ows and Hal­lu­ci­na­tions in Occu­pied Iraq (2004), an account of the U.S. occu­pa­tion in Iraq. Par­en­ti has also report­ed from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, and Bolivia.
In Search of Lumumba
Congo's landscape of forgetting
Winning the War of Ideas
The Progress of Disaster
Letter from Baghdad
The World Was Not Enough