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Lincoln as secular saint
06-15-2016, 02:20 PM
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(06-14-2016 04:18 PM)L Verge Wrote:  I'm bringing this thread from the past back up because the current (summer) issue of The Civil War Monitor magazine has a thought-provoking article by Allen Guelzo on "The Redemption of Abraham Lincoln." The cover quote states 'The last century hasn't been kind to the legacy of the Great Emancipator. Is it time to set the record straight?'

Laurie, would it be possible to share this article - via scan or photo - so others could read it? I am aware that most are able to just buy the magazine but I, being in Germany, can not. Yet I would be very interested to read it to understand the point that Mr. Guelzo is making.
I have recently had a surge on my blog, especially with young people who are very critical in their take on Lincoln and found that once they are provided with sources of popular quotes that are actually in context, they are willing to think about and discuss the topic earnestly and with a great level of understanding.
I would agree with others here who argue that a certain default Lincoln veneration can be problematic. It appears to be a problem of how certain historical figures are prestentedt to people of a young age and how they grow up believing into some mystical figure that stands beyond and above all criticism.
However, if those people meet the man and understand the challenges he faced and the ultimate outcome of his quest, they appear to rethink their critical point of view.
I would be very interested in learning more about this article!

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Lincoln as secular saint - Juan Marrero - 05-20-2015, 12:50 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - RJNorton - 05-20-2015, 03:36 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Gene C - 05-20-2015, 03:16 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Gene C - 05-20-2015, 03:32 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 05-20-2015, 06:16 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Gene C - 05-21-2015, 08:59 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Wild Bill - 05-23-2015, 07:24 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-26-2015, 08:55 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-14-2016, 04:18 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Angela - 06-15-2016 02:20 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-15-2016, 03:34 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - davg2000 - 06-15-2016, 10:50 AM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - L Verge - 06-16-2016, 12:40 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Angela - 06-16-2016, 01:00 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - Angela - 06-17-2016, 02:29 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - LincolnMan - 01-22-2017, 01:16 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - RJNorton - 01-22-2017, 04:49 PM
RE: Lincoln as secular saint - LincolnMan - 01-23-2017, 04:38 PM

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