Notorious theocrat’s tome on Thomas Jefferson named Least Credible History Book In Print
As a casual student of Jeffersoniana, I guess I’m going to have to get a copy of David Barton’s presumably ridiculous book about our third president.
I’m prompted by the BOOBY PRIZE the book has earned from the History News Network, an award based in part, apparently, on the observation that “Barton misrepresents and distorts a host of Jefferson’s ideas and actions, particularly his views and practices regarding religion, slavery and church-state relations.”
Incidentally, it says HERE that “Barton holds no formal credentials in history or law, and scholars dispute the accuracy and integrity of his assertions about history, accusing him of practicing misleading historical revisionism, ‘pseudoscholarship’ and ‘outright falsehoods.’ According to the New York Times, ‘many professional historians dismiss Mr. Barton, whose academic degree is in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University, as a biased amateur who cherry-picks quotes from history and the Bible.'”