. . . has a birthday today that is celebrated throughout the land, especially at neocon think tanks and tabloids.* I speak of course of the man the “Straussian” wing of neoconworld refers to as “Father” Abraham Lincoln.* So I thought I’d offer some reading suggestions as part of today’s birthday celebration. Lincoln was by far the most hated, despised, and reviled of all American presidents*during his lifetime, as historian*Larry Tagg*documents in*The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln: America’s Most Reviled President.* His*deification*was the posthumous*work of the Republican Party propaganda machine. Lincoln was very careful*with his language*when he explained to the world in … Continue reading →
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