Fact-Checking the Tea Party

Citation:

Lepore, J. 2010. “Fact-Checking the Tea Party.” The Conversation. KUOW.

Abstract:

Tea party activists and their leaders like Glen Beck claim they follow what the founding fathers intended. Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore says 18th century history is a bit messier than they might realize. She talks about the battle over the meaning of history in her book "The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History."

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Last updated on 12/04/2012