Abraham Lincoln


A time to shout and a time to whisper

There’s a place in society for prophetic denunciation. There’s also a place for restraint.


Emancipation and economics

A review of Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

Lincoln understood that the dream of well-being, if not radically democratized, would for some people only be a nightmare.


Homely Abe

Today Lincoln is remembered mostly for his ideals. In his lifetime, people were fascinated with his appearance. This is Richard Wightman Fox's starting point.


With malice toward Lincoln

John McKee Barr constructs a persuasive narrative of Lincoln loathing—by Lost Causers, neo-Confederates, libertarians, and even some liberals.

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