Chris Beneke

Chris Beneke teaches history and directs the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences at Bentley University. He is the author of Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (Oxford).

"Open conversation that leads to nothing." That's how Jon Stewart summed up his interview with popular right-wing historian David Barton. He was right: After 30 minutes of glib back-and-forth with Barton (ten of which made it onto TV), Stewart was flummoxed, worn down, unfunny.
May 10, 2011