This article is essentially an attack on the New Mormon History. The author argues that the writers of this history, in seeking a neutral, middle ground, are in reality attempting to write 'objective history.' Bohn argues that by affirming objectivity and neutrality, the historian implies that in some way he can escape from his own historical condition--but in truth he connot. He calls objective history an 'illusive chimera.' Furthermore, those historians foolish enough to pursue it fall into an 'ill-defined sort of positivism' with secular roots and objectives. Having thus labeled New Mormon Historians as positivists, Bohn goes on to argue that the traditional Mormon scholar is more honest in that he does 'not attempt to hide his loyalties' and is thus writing history that reflects a 'bounded relativism, a most appropriate position for the temporal character of human existence.'