"Having spent a good deal of time writing about the crude left-wing history of our country by charlatans like Howard Zinn and Oliver Stone, I have become wary of politicized history in general, whether it comes from the precincts of the far left or the far right. This time the culprits are on the right, one of the biggest examples being Glenn Beck. ... Now, from the precincts of the left, come two important critiques of both Beck’s and the Tea Party’s historical narrative," - Ron Radosh, heralding works by Jill Lepore and Sean Wilentz.

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