Guido Preparata

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Guido Giacomo Preparata was born 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the United States, France, and Italy. He obtained a BS in Economics at the Libera University degli Studi Sociali (LUISS, Rome, Italy), an M-Phil in criminology at the University of Cambridge (UK), a Master's degree in Economics, and a PhD in Political Economy & Public Policy, both from the University of Southern California (USC, Los Angeles, USA).


From 2000 to 2008 Preparata was an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Washington, USA. He worked as a research associate at the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California), and the research division of Bank of Italy's Department of Supervision and Regulation.

In 2005, as a visiting professor of economics and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Jordan, in Amman, he conducted research on Political Islam, "terrorism" and Islamic economics. At present (2012) he serves as a lecturer in criminology at Kwantlen Polythechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.


Preparata is the author of, amongst other essays:

  • Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America made the Third Reich (Pluto Press, 2005) ISBN074532181X
  • The Ideology of Tyranny: The Use of Neo-Gnostic Myth in American Politics, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) ISBN 0230114946


Documents by Guido Preparata

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Conjuring Hitler - Chapter 6book extract2005The Great Game
Adolf Hitler
The concluding chapter of Guido Preparata's seminal work of World War II historical revision - Conjuring Hitler
Document:Conjuring Hitler - Four years onarticle5 November 2008The Great Game
Adolf Hitler
Guido Preparata's afterword to "Conjuring Hitler", his seminal work on the origins of World War II. It was written to mark publication of the book in German, some four years after the original English edition. Rueful insights into the academic suppression of work which challenges the rigidly enforced victors' orthodox narrative of the greatest man-made humanitarian disaster in history.
Document:Conjuring Hitler - Prefacebook extract2005The Great Game
Adolf Hitler
The preface to Guido Preparata's seminal work of World War II historical revision - Conjuring Hitler
Document:Guido Preparata 2012 Interviewinterview30 June 2012Deep politics
Guido Preparata
File:Of Money Part 1.pdfessay2008Petrodollar
Bretton Woods system
Part 1 outlines the history of global monetary/financial systems since the end of WWI and their progressive domination by the United States Federal Reserve system. The essay explains any move by non-WTO countries to conduct trade in currencies other than Dollars, or construct non-Dollar trading blocks, have been so ruthlessly dealt with by the US and its NATO Allies.
File:Of Money Part 2.pdfessay2009Banking
In this second part of the essay, the case is made for a 'Perishable currency' regime as a means of dealing with the fundamental problems of our existing interest bearing perpetual money.


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Document:Guido Preparata 2012 Interviewinterview30 June 2012Guido Preparata
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