10 décembre 2015

Lincoln the Political Operator

By . American patriots aren’t what they used to be. Thomas Jefferson’s position on slavery was as complicated as it was unfortunate. George Washington, too, was tainted by slavery, but revelations about his unrepentant elitism have done little to enhance his reputation. For all of Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to the republic, he was also flawed. He loved his wife, but had you been his neighbor in Philadelphia he probably would have loved your wife as well. Only Abraham Lincoln remains. More...

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