The debate over David Barton's The Jefferson Lies continues.
The conservative Christian World Magazine has published a lengthy essay by Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter drawn largely from their book, Getting Jefferson Right. The fitting title of their article is "David Barton is Wrong."
David Barton offers a lengthy rebuttal to Getting Jefferson Right. The fitting title of his article is "No, I'm Not Wrong." At the start of the article Barton grudgingly admits that the work of Throckmorton and Coulter has exposed a few things that need correcting. He writes:
Throckmorton’s work is relentlessly negative and, as I show in this
article, many of his charges are simply wrong. However, he does point
out a few passages in The Jefferson Lies that might have been
more carefully worded or better argued. When I revise the book for its
second edition, I will make changes to address these concerns. I do not
address every issue he raised in his book, for as will be seen in this
article, so many simply do not have merit. But I do address several of
his larger criticisms that may seem to observers as having the most
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