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Damn'd on Earth. Was Lincoln's martyrdom a form of suicide?
09-09-2020, 12:13 PM
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RE: Damn'd on Earth. Was Lincoln's martyrdom a form of suicide?
Allen Guelzo, among others, has generally shown that Lincoln was a fatalist, or believed that whatever was going to happen would and that man could not interfere or change things.

Quote:he might not have been conscious of that inner wish of death. But repeatedly he suggests that by his actions, Lincoln wasn't afraid at all of an assasination.

The first part strikes me as nonsensical and very difficult to prove, while the second would fall in line with Lincoln's fatalism.

I would be interested to know the background of this author. This book smells like a self-published work.

Here is the link to Guelzo's article.

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jala/262986...w=fulltext

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RE: Damn'd on Earth. Was Lincoln's martyrdom a form of suicide? - Rob Wick - 09-09-2020 12:13 PM

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