05/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stephen Colbert Tests Columbia Prof On Textbooks (WATCH)

The Texas State Board of Education has voted to radically alter textbook lessons for future generations, removing from curricula separation of church and state and references to Thomas Jefferson. In response, Stephen Colbert had textbook author and Columbia professor Eric Foner on his show Tuesday night to talk textbooks and "to answer for his liberal crimes."

As the Columbia Daily Spectator says of the history professor's performance on the show, "When backed into a corner by Colbert, Foner took the highly controversial position that rewriting history to agree with your personal political views is bad."


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