Matthew Fraser

Matthew Fraser

Matthew Fraser, a professor at the American University of Paris, is the author of In Truth: A History of Lies from Ancient Rome to Modern America.

Marie Antoinette: Figure of Myth, Magnet for Lies

Marie Antoinette: Figure of Myth, Magnet for Lies

“Let them eat cake.” It’s one of the most famous remarks in history—an instantly recognizable catchphrase to convey haughty indifference to the misfortune of others. And we all know who said it and why: It was Marie Antoinette (1755–1793), the queen whose life was claimed by the

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