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History as Mystery

Program #PARM021. Recorded in Berkeley, CA on May 15, 2000.

One of America's leading progressive thinkers discusses his book History as Mystery. He demonstrates how history's victors distort and suppress the truth to perpetuate their power and privilege. In his inimitable and incisive style, he examines class biases of pack historians and why they mystify the past, historians' debt to Marx, the strange death of Zachary Taylor, conspiracy theories, psychohistory, Lenin and the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Interview with David Barsamian.


Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti is one of this country's foremost independent political analysts. Cornel West calls him, “a towering prophetic voice.” He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including the classic Democracy for the Few, Power and the Powerless, The Face of Imperialism, and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.


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