I am reading Jon Meacham’s new book about Abraham Lincoln—and Meacham stresses the story of Lincoln has messages for us today.
I haven’t finished the book, but I knew I had to read it after I read an excerpt from the book in Time magazine.
“Lincoln kept the American experiment in self-government alive when it seemed lost,” Meacham writes in Time. “He did not do so alone. Ordinary people, Black and white, sacrificed to preserve the Union against the designs of the rebel South. But Lincoln was instrumental, and his ultimate vision of the nation—that the country should be free of slavery—was informed by a moral understanding of life.”