Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Lincoln’s intimate life?

Allen Guelzo, Lucas Morel, Michael Burlingame, and others, comment on C.A. Tripp’s The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. This is the book
claimed to offer a "full examination of Lincoln’s inner life and relationships," concluding that Lincoln was "predominantly homosexual" and that his homosexuality informed his beliefs on slavery, morality, and religion.
In the meantime, Sen. Barack Obama tries to see Lincoln in higher terms, in terms that make him agreeable to this Democratic Senator from Lincoln’s state, but yet can’t simply endorse his virtues, his justice. But he sees something in his eyes. And, of course, he can endorse Lincoln’s attempt to remake himself, and remake his surroundings. Lincoln’s imperfections make him compelling, as Obama puts it. There will be more of this. Piscem natare doces.

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