Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever

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 abAbraham 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.
Why Lincoln Matters Today More Than Ever 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 th

  • Title: Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever
  • Author: Mario Cuomo Harold Holzer
  • ISBN: 9780151009992
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. A few years ago, I recall watching a nightly talk show where Mario Cuomo, the former governor of the state of New York, made a guest appearance. Pitching his new book, he talked about his lifelong passion and dedication to our sixteenth president. Governor Cuomo spoke with such eloquence and charm, that I brought the book up for discussion with my family. My mom, generous as always, ordered the book from for me. In typical fashion (procrastination), it only took me well over a year to actually [...]

    2. Published in 2004, in the epicenter of the W Bush fiasco years, Mario Cuomo's "Why Lincoln Matters" is a full-on assault on W's regime, and a condemnation through facts of W's purported admiration of Lincoln's presidential examples. Looking at such matters as race, the Supreme Court, National Security, war, and labor through a Lincolnian lens, Cuomo produces a beautifully expressed and stirring look at what a true leader and pragmatist like Lincoln was able to achieve.

    3. I checked this book out of my county Library several years ago, but barely touched it intrigued me then, and now more so than ever, though the book itself deals with the Bush administration's on its way to me via USPS!

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