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Tag: Lincoln
  • Defending Lincoln’s Critics

    I’m not sure how a conservative undertakes to write a pro-Lincoln apologetic without a single word pledged to exculpating ostensible Fourteenth Amendment grievances from “small-government” opprobrium.  But National Review’s indefatigable Rich Lowry has done it in a piece called “Defending Lincoln.”  I’m just unconvinced that the article delivers as promised, is all. In so “defending,” …

  • Glenn Beck and Lincoln

    I know we all have mixed feelings on Glenn Beck here, but I couldn’t help myself when I came across an informative article at LewRockwell.com the other day by Thomas DiLorenzo, the guy who writes all the taboo-smashing books about Lincoln, and found his outlook on Glenn Beck interesting.  For one, he seemed to agree …

  • Lincoln = Leviathan

    In the 21st century, America is haunted by Lincoln’s blood lust for a coercive, dominant, unitary, unaccountable, debt-laden central government.  That is why this book matters.  Abraham Lincoln opened the door to the Leviathan central state that mandates, manipulates, and regulates virtually every aspect of life in America and seeks unilateral hegemony around the globe. …

  • Speech Analysis

    If you’ve never played around with Wordle, it’s “a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” One blogger made six word clouds of 9-12 speeches from Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Nixon, Bush 2, and Obama. It’s hardly …

  • Continuing Irony

    In his post several spots below this one, Mark Perazella notes the irony of Obama’s identification with Lincoln given the latter’s words and record as president.  Perhaps equally ironic is Obama’s appointment of Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State.  I realize this is kind of old news, but it’s interesting given Obama’s framing of himself …