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The Enduring Interest of European Academics in the Lincoln Enigma

Crafty Lincoln and Honest Abe in the Media War: The Homespun Spin and the Question of Authorship

One of the reasons why Lincoln failed to impress the European elites was that statesmen were expected to show a noble strength of purpose matched by a lofty style. He did not meet the criteria applicable to statesmen, who were expected to show strength of purpose and a personal style. Lack of appreciation of Lincoln’s literary style and of his statesmanship went hand in hand.

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