Dr. Carl Boggs

College of Letters and Sciences
Social Sciences

Carl Boggs is the author of twenty books in the fields of critical social and political theory, European politics, American politics, U.S. foreign and military policy, social movements, and film studies. He is currently professor of social sciences at National University in Los Angeles. After receiving his Ph.D. in political science from U.C., Berkeley, he has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Carleton University in Ottawa, UCLA, USC, and Antioch University, Los Angeles. Previous books include: Drugs, Power, and Politics: Narco Wars, Big Pharma, and the Assault on Democracy (Paradigm, 2015); Ecology and Revolution (MacMillan, 2013), Empire versus Democracy (Routledge, 2012); Phantom Democracy: Corporate Interests and Political Power (Macmillan, 2011); The Crimes of Empire (Pluto, 2010); The Hollywood War Machine, with Tom Pollard (Paradigm, 2007); Imperial Delusions (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006); The End of Politics: Corporate Power and Decline of the Public Sphere (Guilford, 2000); The Socialist Tradition: from Crisis to Decline (Routledge, 1996); Social Movements and Political Power (Temple University Press, 1986), and The Two Marxisms: Antonio Gramsci and the Dilemmas of Western Marxism (South End Press, 1984). A Second edition of The Hollywood War Machine (Routledge), was published in October 2015. In 2007 he was recipient of the Charles McCoy Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association. While at National University he has received numerous awards, including Scholar of the Year and three Professoriates for outstanding faculty contributions. He has written more than three hundred articles along with scores of book and film reviews, and has had three radio programs at KPFK in Los Angeles. He is on the editorial board of several journals, including Theory and Society, where he is book-review editor, and New Political Science. He writes regularly for the journal CounterPunch, founded by Alexander Cockburn. His latest work, in progress, is Birth of the Warfare State: World War II and the Transformation of American Politics.

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College of Letters and Sciences
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