Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gettysburg address still powerful at 150 -- Nov. 7, 2013 column


“The world will little note nor long remember what we say here…” So Abraham Lincoln predicted in his
We laugh about long-winded Everett, but, historian Garry Wills reminds us, in the 19th century lengthy dramatic speeches were a kind of performance art.

here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”


No comments:

Post a Comment