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"A SPRINGFIELD EDUCATION" (REVIEW OF SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL'S THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A SELF-MADE MAN, 1809-1849), WASHINGTON MONTHLY (JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2016) BLUMENTHAL WILL BE BEST RECOGNIZED AS THE ONETIME TIGER OF THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION—SENIOR WHITE HOUSE AIDE AND PERSONAL CONFIDANTE TO PRESIDENT CLINTON DURING THE MONICA LEWINSKY SCANDAL, THEN SENIOR ADVISOR TO HILLARY CLINTON DURING HER 2008 BID FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION, AND A PAID CONSULTANT FOR THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. THIS MAY SEEM LIKE AN ODD FIT FOR WRITING ABOUT THE POLITICS OF THE FIRST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. BUT THE SKEPTICAL SHOULD DROP THEIR SHIELDS. THIS IS A SPLENDID BOOK, AND ON A LINCOLNIAN THEME—THE POLITICAL LINCOLN—THAT WAS IN SAGGING NEED OF A FACELIFT.



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"NEXT TO A MIRACLE," WASHINGTON MONTHLY (MAR/APR/MAY 2016) THE FIRST SESSION OF THE U.S. CONGRESS WAS AS BITTER AND RIVEN BY DIVISIONS—OVER IDEOLOGY, TAXES, FEDERAL VERSUS STATE POWER, THE ROLE OF “BIG MONEY,” FLEXIBLE VERSUS STRICT INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION—AS THE 114TH CONGRESS. THE DIFFERENCE IS, WE CAN BE PROUD OF THE FIRST.


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"FOUR ROADS TO EMANCIPATION: LINCOLN, THE LAW, AND THE PROCLAMATION," ALLEN GUELZO, IN ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY, ED. NICHOLAS BUCCOLA (UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS, 2016)   


“GETTYSBURG, EL SEGUNDO DÍA” DESPERTA FERRO MODERNA N.º 20: GETTYSBURG 1863 (FEBRUARY 2016)

“GETTYSBURG, EL SEGUNDO DÍA” DESPERTA FERRO MODERNA N.º 20: GETTYSBURG 1863 (FEBRUARY 2016)


"LET’S NOT PLAY ‘GOTCHA’ WITH THE GREAT EMANCIPATOR"

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IF LINCOLN SEEMS LIKE A LUKEWARM ABOLITIONIST, IT’S BECAUSE HE WAS A NUANCED RADICAL   

ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE/ SMITHSONIAN    (FEBRUARY 12, 2016) SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE                                            (FEBRUARY 11, 2016) SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE                                          (FEBRUARY 14, 2016)  


"DISSENTER FOR THE ABSOLUTE" FIRST THINGS (JANUARY 2016)


"THE ILLUSION OF RESPECTABILITY"

 CHRISTIANITY TODAY ONLINE (NOVEMBER 20, 2015)

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"DID RELIGION MAKE THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR WORSE?" THE ATLANTIC (AUGUST 23, 2015)

FAITH MAY HAVE INFLAMED THE CONFLICT, BUT ONE LASTING LEGACY OF THE WAR MAY BE THE TOLL IT TOOK UPON AMERICAN FAITH.

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LITTLE NOTE, LONG REMEMBER: LINCOLN AND THE MURK OF MYTH AT GETTYSBURG,” INTHE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: PERSPECTIVES ON LINCOLN’S GREATEST SPEECH, ED. SEAN CONANT (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2015), 147-190

"DEMOCRACY AND NOBILITY: WAS THE CIVIL WAR A SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION?" THE WEEKLY STANDARD (JANUARY 5, 2015)

TEN MILES FROM RICHMOND,” CIVIL WAR MONITOR 4 (SUMMER 2014), 44-53, 74

HOW THE TOWN SHAPED THE BATTLE – GETTYSBURG, 1863,” GETTYSBURG MAGAZINE 51 (JULY 2014), 29-45

'PUBLIC SENTIMENT IS EVERYTHING’: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE POWER OF PUBLIC OPINION,” IN LINCOLN AND LIBERTY: WISDOM FOR THE AGES, ED. LUCAS MOREL (UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUCKY, 2014), 171-190

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