Abraham Lincoln and Our Ancient Faith

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Mike talks with Allen Guelzo, the Thomas W. Smith Distinguished Research Scholar in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Professor Guelzo is a three-time winner of the Lincoln Prize, awarded annually for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era. They discuss his latest book, Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment.

Topics Discussed Include:
– why Lincoln had such faith in democracy
– if Lincoln saw Blacks as truly equal
– Lincoln’s constitutionally questionable actions
– what current-day politicians could learn from Lincoln
– Lincoln’s cosmic optimism

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