Why Lincoln Matters

Why Lincoln Matters

Today More Than Ever

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
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Abraham Lincoln, long the most resonant voice of American political values, was a founding member of the Republican Party. In today's charged political climate, he would be hard-pressed to recognize the issues in the contemporary GOP, argues Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a gifted political philosopher.

Challenged by slavery, secession, and war, Lincoln was able to forcefully articulate the values and ideals that have sustained our country since its inception. His speeches, writings, and actions melded the Constitution, the Bible, and his own experience into an American scripture that inspires faith in the future

Mario Cuomo shows how the big issues - equality, the role of government, war and peace, the responsibilities of the fortunate few - resonate in today's political climate as he brings to life the contemporary relevance of Lincoln's message for today's hot-button issues. Today's political discourse often lacks depth and wisdom, but Mario Cuomo's analysis of Abraham Lincoln will inspire readers to believe that government can still be a force for greater good in American society.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151009992
0151009996
Branch Call Number: 973.7 L736cu
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holzer, Harold

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