Gene’s Blog

LINCOLN WAS A KING 

Lincoln and Obama Cartoons
KING ABRAHAM AFRICANUS I
This is a fascinating Obama–Lincoln parallel—a political cartoon published during Lincoln’s presidency that depicts Lincoln as an African king. (Source: 2014 edition of “Lincoln and Obama” by Gene Griessman. Courtesy Houghton Library, Harvard University)

THE LINCOLN WHITE HOUSE AND THE MILITARY

The controversy over Robert Gates’ new book “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War” has raised important questions about how presidents should deal with the military.  I have not read Gates’ book, so I should not comment on it. But I have been asked to comment on how Lincoln dealt with his generals and admirals and other military advisors. See More

 

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