Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Articles of the Week - Gettysburg Address

Yesterday, November 19, marked one hundred and fifty years since Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In less time than it takes to boil water, Lincoln delivered remarks that are almost universally considered one of the greatest pieces of oratory.

Here are just a few of the reflections on the Gettysburg Address I came across in my online reading yesterday:

  • John Steele Gordon at the American Enterprise Institute reflected on why Lincoln's assumption people would forget his remarks was so wrong.
  • The Chicago Tribune editorial board contrasted the mixed reactions at the time with the later historical perspective (and also provided the complete text).
  • The editorial board of The New York Times considered the timelessness of the speech.

Did you come across any good reflections, essays, editorial pieces, and the like on the Gettysburg Address? Please share a link in the comments section below.

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