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The amazing uneducated/self-educated Abraham Lincoln!
03-13-2013, 09:44 PM
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RE: The amazing uneducated/self-educated Abraham Lincoln!
(03-12-2013 07:55 PM)L Verge Wrote:  Liz,

The one thing I love about this forum is that it appeals to all interests. Frankly, I have never been interested in analyzing Lincoln and his politics, so I know very little about the subject. I have enjoyed reading most of the posts on this forum, however, because it has been a learning experience for me. Plain old Lincoln history will never be my favorite topic - sorry, I'm an assassination nut -but, when I'm learning something, I'm happy. I hope all of our posters feel the same way.

It may just be me, but I don't understand how you can be a Lincoln assassination buff without having an interest in Lincoln the man. In fact, I think it's kind of sad that the assassination threads on this symposium are so incredibly active but the other parts of the symposium tend to be comparatively underutilized.

Also, I realize that this is just my opinion, but I believe that there is more value in studying the live Lincoln than the dead one. There's a reason that, by far, there have been more books examining some aspect of Lincoln's life or political philosophy than books about any other other U.S. president.

I'm going to be away for a few days, so in case I've touched off a firestorm, I won't be around till Sunday evening to reengage. If I haven't touched off a firestorm, though, I won't be disappointed. Cool

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RE: The amazing uneducated/self-educated Abraham Lincoln! - Liz Rosenthal - 03-13-2013 09:44 PM

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