In recent years, a number of self-proclaimed "scholars" have attempted to jump into the historical arena, in the belief that "true" history has been hijacked. Michael Novak is one of these individuals. Don't get me wrong, I believe that history is a big enough field for all to participate, but we must remember that when the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of the historical community rallies against your claims (as has been the case with Novak's book on George Washington's faith), you know there is a problem.
In this audio clip, Novak presents his case, but is shot down by the foremost expert on the history of the American Revolution, Gordon Wood. Even Novak admists in this clip that Wood knows better than he. In light of the recent discussion of Washington, I thought this would be an appropriate way to keep the discussion going.
Here is the audio of this discussion. Click on Windows Media to access it once you get to the site.