In recent years, some on the far right are rewriting American history to redefine us as a conservative Christian nation. Led by David Barton, a number of revisionist historians and commentators are promoting a nakedly theocratic understanding of our nation’s origins – and destiny. Joining Welton on State of Belief this week is Dr. Warren Throckmorton, co-author of the new book Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about our Third President and author of the eye-opening Salon article, “Faux history for the GOP.” Dr.Throckmorton is an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

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