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Keeping the Faiths

Today, the entire academy, and especially those of us who are part of the American historical profession, owe a profound debt of thanks to several of our colleagues for a truly thankless task:  fighting the farcical, fraudulent, fatuous pseudo-historical pseudo-scholarship of David Barton. In case you haven’t heard, the Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to stop the presses on Barton’s infamous book The Jefferson Lies, and pull all copies from distribution.   Thomas Kidd, who broke the story yesterday at World Magazine, reports: Casey Francis Harrell, Thomas Nelson’s director of corporate communications, told me the publishing house “was contacted by Read more