Back when Thomas Nelson withdrew David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies from publication, Barton claimed that Simon & Schuster would release a new edition in 2013. Whatever arrangement he thought he had with S&S must have fallen through, because it never happened.
Two years on, it looks like he’s finally found somebody to reissue it: WND Books, the publishing arm of WorldNetDaily.
If the PR is any indication, it seems that Barton and his associates, like the French monarchists before them, have learned nothing and forgotten nothing:
Despite the wildly popular success of the original hardcover edition, a few dedicated liberal individuals campaigned to discredit Barton’s scholarship and credibility, but to no avail.
Wait, to no avail? Dude, they found so many errors and misrepresentations that the original publisher pulled it from circulation. That’s kind of why you’re writing this ad copy for a new edition in the first place, remember?
Nice try with the circumstantial ad hominem, too. “A few dedicated liberal individuals” sounds so much better than “numerous historians and evangelical commentators.”
I will say, however, that the new cover looks a lot sharper than the old one, so it’s got that going for it.