Monday, February 12, 2018

Today is Lincoln's Birthday

Abraham Lincoln is one of those rare figures whose greatness increases with familiarity. I plod through books about him not because he is boring but because the material is so rich that it cannot be quickly consumed.

I am still shifting between Lord Charnwood's great biography and Harry Jaffa's classic on the Lincoln - Douglas debates. Each book has had plenty of "wow" moments.

To call him "great" demonstrates the inadequacy of words.

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