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Lincolnian Wisdom


February 12, 2016

Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. To honor him we need to understand and join the cause for which he gave the last full measure of devotion. Nothing short of Lincolnian wisdom and statesmanship will restore America to what he called our "ancient faith." No institution has been more devoted to this than the Claremont Institute. Here are links to several essays and reviews on Lincolnian themes from the archives of the Claremont Review of Books and links to a couple of the most important books written on Lincoln's statesmanship, by Claremont Institute co-founder, the late Harry V. Jaffa.

 

Harry V. Jaffa:

Books on Lincoln:

Crisis of the House Divided

A New Birth of Freedom

 

Articles:

Lincoln in Peoria

Wages of Sin

The Party of Lincoln vs. the Party of Bureaucrats

In Re Jack Kemp vs. Joe Sobran on Lincoln

The American Founding as the Best Regime

Defending the Cause of Human Freedom

The Central Idea

The False Prophets of American Conservatism

The Deepening Crisis

The Speech that Changed the World

Thoughts on Lincoln’s Birthday

 

CRB Discussion:

Richard Brookhiser, Allen C. Guelzo, and Lucas E. Morel:

Lincoln, Religion, and the American Founding

John Burt and Diana Schaub:

Abraham Lincoln and Moral Conflict

 

Symposium on C.A. Tripp's The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, with Allen C. Guelzo, Joan L. Flinspach, John Y. Simon, Lucas E. Morel, Daniel W. Stowell, Michael Burlingame:

The Lincoln Bedroom

 

John E. Alvis:

Lincoln as Nihilist

 

Martha Bayles:

Unfinished Work

 

Herman Belz:

Harry V. Jaffa and American History: Philosophy Teaching by Example

 

Michael Burlingame:

The Great Emancipation

A People’s Contest

 

John C. Briggs:

Understanding Greatness

Statecraft and Wordcraft

 

Christopher Flannery:

O Captain My Captain

 

Patrick Garrity:

And the War Came

 

Allen C. Guelzo:

Slavery All the Way Down

A New Birth of Freedom

The Bicentennial Lincolns

Lincoln’s Audition

Washing Mud from Marble

 

Charles R. Kesler:

A New Birth of Freedom

 

Stephen F. Knott:

Necessity Knows No Law

 

Thomas Krannawitter:

Dishonest About Abe

Lincoln for Liberals

 

Christopher Levenick:

The Americanization of God

 

Ken Masugi:

Lukewarm Lincoln

Renewing the Republic and Republicans

O Captain My Captain

 

Lucas E. Morel:

Our Fathers

Forced into Gory Lincoln Revisionism

 

David K. Nichols:

Conceived in Liberty

Magnanimous History

 

Mackubin T. Owens:

Commander-in-Chief

Subjugation and Extermination

 

Diana Schaub:

Lincoln for Liberals

The Great Debate

The Greatness and Decline of American Oratory

Mystic Chords of Memory

 

Peter W. Schramm:

Douglass and Lincoln

One Last Card to Play

 

Steven B. Smith:

Whistling Dixie

 

Justice Clarence Thomas:

The Virtue of Practical Wisdom

 

Glen E. Thurow:

The Measure of Greatness

One Nation Under God

 

Michael P. Zuckert:

A More Perfect Union