David Barton promotes The Jefferson Lies
Dr. Warren ThrockmortonDr. Warren Throckmorton's Weblog
- 2012 May 05
UPDATE: Want a reality-based alternative to The Jefferson Lies? Try Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President, now available at Amazon.com.
In an email to supporters, David Barton discloses the title of his upcoming book on Thomas Jefferson -- The Jefferson Lies.
Barton is well qualified to speak about distortions of Jefferson's work and beliefs since he has spread so many of them. I wonder if he will recant any of them in this book. He could start here, here, here, here, here, here, and/or here.
I am actually glad to see this. Publishing a book on Jefferson via a major publisher could provide the trigger for a broad conversation about Barton's historical revisions. Perhaps, historians, including those that teach at other Christian institutions, will rise up en masse in response. I can imagine that we will see scathing book reviews in various religious publications which might wake up some Christians.
For more on David Barton, see this link.