History as Mystery
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 is a leading independent political analyst and scholar. 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 Democracy for the Few, Power and the Powerless, Superpatriotism, Against Empire, and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.