Abraham Lincoln

Paul Kupperberg on February 16th, 2009

Since this is supposed to be about writing, I can’t resist running this, one of the greatest pieces of American writing by a U.S. President or anyone. And make no mistake, there were no speech writers behind these simple, elegant 271 words, just the pen of one man, Abraham Lincoln, in a “few appropriate remarks” dedicating the Soldiers Cemetery at Gettysburg, setting the Union’s war policy, and confirming his dedication to eradicate slavery without ever once uttering the word.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on November 5th, 2008

Whatever your politics, yesterday was an amazing day in America. I heard one TV talking head refer to Obama’s election as the political equivalent of man landing on the moon and I can’t say I disagree. I never thought an African-American would be–could be–elected president in my lifetime.… Read the rest

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