Lincoln 365

Synopsis

"Lincoln 365", is a series of short stories or quotes from Abraham Lincoln coupled with a quote from one other authority. The end result is a blending of Lincoln and, say, Teddy Roosevelt, or Lincoln and Socrates that, over the course of a year, will spark a new brand of patriotism in the minds and imaginations of the reader. Senator Windbag, your days are numbered!

Review

Countless books have been written about Abraham Lincoln. Do we need yet another one? In "Lincoln 365" Arnold Kunst proves that we do. The focus of this thought-provoking work is unique in that it promotes Lincoln's oh-so-distinctive brand of patriotism, all the more crucial because political discourse in our age is plagued with the pompous anemia of that Everyman of 21st century American politics, Phineas T. Windbag [he's in the Senate, the House, the mayor's office, the judiciary, he's on city councils, he's our governor, he's our dog-catcher]. His brand of patriotism is, by default, the only brand in town. A smoke-and-mirrors merchant, he cannot be relied on to deal with any but bumper-sticker assessments, while the real issues that require anything approaching deep analysis, or a compromise, or a tough decision are kicked down the road for some other decade to deal with.

Excerpts

January 27
"As our case is new we must think and act anew."
- Abraham Lincoln
"You're never too old to grow younger."
- Mae West

February 3
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."
- Abraham Lincoln
"The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness."
- Michel de Montaigne

April 15
"I cannot bring myself to believe that any human being lives who would do me harm."
- Abraham Lincoln
"When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. When you die the world will cry and you will rejoice."
- Cherokee proverb

August 16
"Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows."
- Henry David Thoreau

September 26
"I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Make yourself comfortable with ambiguity."
- Anonymous

Product Details

ISBN 978-1-257-09024-2 Copyright Arnold Kunst Edition Second Edition Publisher LuLu Publishing Published January 28, 2011 Language English Pages 254

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