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Abraham Lincoln

jayzee Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:01 AM
Well, I do believe that Mr. Williams missed the obvious. Lincoln couldn't set the slaves free in the "neutral" states and risk their secession as well into the fold of the Confederacy. Not only that, but there were political factions in the "northern" states who didn't want the slaves freed at all. He missed the boat on this one Williams did.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...