History as Mystery by Michael Parenti

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In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history’s victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege. And he demonstrates how historians are influenced by the professional and class environment in which they work.
 

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Published January 1, 2001 by City Lights Publishers. 273 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Parenti takes issue with the conclusions of that long-after-the-fact inquest, writing that —the chief medical examiner’s investigation pretended to a precision and thoroughness it never attained,— while the media —eagerly cloaked the inquest with an undeserved conclusiveness.— Solid if surely con...

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Why did a group of Roman senators gather near Pompey's theater on March 15, 44 B.C., to kill Julius Caesar?

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In his effort to ""set things right,"" he turns, first, to the writings of historical textbooks, blaming ""the powers that be""--historians, publicists, publishers, Publishers Weekly, the culture at large--for sustaining a ""mainstream orthodoxy."" Parenti then turns to Christianity's suppression...

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