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# As part of a new trend in the writing of history, an emphasis on the

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Re: As part of a new trend in the writing of history, an emphasis on the [#permalink]
As part of a new trend in the writing of history, an emphasis on the details of historical events and motivations has replaced the previous emphasis on overarching historical trends and movements, with the result that the latter are often overlooked. In consequence, the ominous parallels that may exist between historical trends and current trends are also overlooked, which lessens our ability to learn from history.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?

(A) Studying the details of historical events and motivations lessens our ability to learn from history. - WRONG. 2nd best choice for me. But it is not necessarily true as other parameters too play their role which we don't know.
(B) Overarching historical trends and movements can be discerned only when details of historical events and motivations are not emphasized. - WRONG. Situation reversal may or may not be true.
(C) Those who attend to overall trends and movements in history and not to details are the best able to learn from history. - WRONG. Which part helps in understanding more or less is not quatifiable. Additonally, it does not address the conclusion as D does.
(D) A change in emphasis in the interpretation of history has lessened our ability to learn from history. - CORRECT. Parallels parallels interpretation here.
(E) History should be interpreted in a way that gives equal emphasis to overarching historical trends and movements and to the details of historical events and motivations. - WRONG. The conclusion is beyond the emphasis that this choice talks about. So, most obvious choice would be that one which relates to the conclusion.

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Re: As part of a new trend in the writing of history, an emphasis on the [#permalink]
Although all other choices apart from Option D are incorrect. Option D is also a little unclear as there isn't a change in the "interpretation" of history anywhere.

The stem just says that there has been a shift in the method it was studied- shifting from details to trends.

Can anyone explain this?
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