Why Lincoln Matters

Why Lincoln Matters

Today More Than Ever

Book - 2004
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Houghton
Abraham Lincoln is surely the most revered President in our history. His words are American Scripture. And like scripture, Lincoln's words are quoted for good and for ill. Mario Cuomo, three-term Governor of New York, is one of the great orators of our day and a staunch liberal, will write the book that shows what a liberal Lincoln was, and how his political philosophy should work as progressive ideas in the 21st century.

He takes up all the important subjects for our political era, and shows where Lincoln stood on the issues. The outline includes chapters on
EQUALITY
FREEDOM
OPPORTUNITY
RESPONSIBILITY
COMMUNITY
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
THE RULE OF LAW
and, in light of the recent war in Iraq, he is adding a chapter on JUST WAR and what that really means.

In sum, a historical, political, clear, and strong revisiting of the greatest president in our history from a distinguished and energetic public figure.


Abraham Lincoln, long the most resonant voice of American political values, was a founding member of the Republican Party. In today's charged political climate, he would be hard-pressed to recognize the issues in the contemporary GOP, argues Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a gifted political philosopher.

Challenged by slavery, secession, and war, Lincoln was able to forcefully articulate the values and ideals that have sustained our country since its inception. His speeches, writings, and actions melded the Constitution, the Bible, and his own experience into an American scripture that inspires faith in the future

Mario Cuomo shows how the big issues - equality, the role of government, war and peace, the responsibilities of the fortunate few - resonate in today's political climate as he brings to life the contemporary relevance of Lincoln's message for today's hot-button issues. Today's political discourse often lacks depth and wisdom, but Mario Cuomo's analysis of Abraham Lincoln will inspire readers to believe that government can still be a force for greater good in American society.


Baker & Taylor
Offers a politicized treatment of the famous president's legacy, arguing that the founder of the Republican Party would scarcely recognize the values preached by the current incarnation of his party.

Harcourt Publishing
Abraham Lincoln, long the most resonant voice of American political values, was a founding member of the Republican Party. In today's charged political climate, he would be hard-pressed to recognize the issues in the contemporary GOP, argues Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a gifted political philosopher.

Challenged by slavery, secession, and war, Lincoln was able to forcefully articulate the values and ideals that have sustained our country since its inception. His speeches, writings, and actions melded the Constitution, the Bible, and his own experience into an American scripture that inspires faith in the future

Mario Cuomo shows how the big issues - equality, the role of government, war and peace, the responsibilities of the fortunate few - resonate in today's political climate as he brings to life the contemporary relevance of Lincoln's message for today's hot-button issues. Today's political discourse often lacks depth and wisdom, but Mario Cuomo's analysis of Abraham Lincoln will inspire readers to believe that government can still be a force for greater good in American society.


Book News
Former New York Governor Cuomo describes how he thinks Abraham Lincoln would have reacted to the major issues of contemporary America. Much of it, as one might expect from the prominent Democratic political figure, amounts to an attack on the policies of the George W. Bush administration. After detailing the failings of the administration, he devotes specific chapters to describing how Lincoln would view current issues of war, civil liberties, the role of government, economic opportunity, global interdependence, religion, the Supreme Court, and race. He also includes a hypothetical 2004 State of the Union address that Lincoln might have delivered. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, returns to Lincoln's speeches and writings to find guidance for today's problems.
He shows how the big issues - equality, the role of government, war and peace, the responsibilities of the fortunate few - resonate in today's political climate as he brings to life the contemporary relevance of Lincoln's message for current hot-button subjects. Cuomo's analysis of Abraham Lincoln will inspire readers to believe that government can still be a force for greater good in American society.

Baker
& Taylor

The former governor of New York and current Lincoln scholar offers a politicized treatment of the famous president's legacy, arguing that the founder of the Republican Party would scarcely recognize the values preached by the current incarnation of his party. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151009992
0151009996
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 C92w
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Holzer, Harold

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