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Krannawitter argues that if Lincoln is not great, then no politician is, and without great politicians we sink into . Thomas L. Krannawitter has written 350 pages in a Herculean effort to lay out. iconoclastic ideas and attitudes.

Krannawitter argues that if Lincoln is not great, then no politician is, and without great politicians we sink into the deep funk of cynicism, throwing up our hands at the political process, while despots take charge. The American Spectator). The readable Krannawitter upholds Lincoln as the true upholder of rights enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. Questions are broken down one by one, and though each chapter involves one question.

Includes bibliographical references and index. In this provocative and timely book, Thomas L. Krannawitter sets out to defend the man many consider to be our greatest president from critics on both the left and the right

Includes bibliographical references and index. Krannawitter sets out to defend the man many consider to be our greatest president from critics on both the left and the right. For although public opinion polls tend to rank Lincoln among the country's most venerated presidents, he is also, paradoxically, the president who is least understood.

Krannawitter shows us why it is in our interest not only to learn about Abraham Lincoln, but to learn from .

Krannawitter shows us why it is in our interest not only to learn about Abraham Lincoln, but to learn from him-to understand that Lincoln's guiding principles were true not only for his time, but that they remain true for ours as well.

When I reached page 222 of Vindicating Lincoln, I almost threw the book across the room. There I read, "First, the latest iterations of European philosophy during the antebellum period were to be found in the writings of . Hegel and Charles Darwin, whose teachings, when transported to the United States, were often interpreted as justifications for, not arguments against, black slavery" (emphasis added).

Vindicating Lincoln by Thomas L. Krannawitter, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 .

In his new book, Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President, historian Thomas L. Krannawitter argues that Lincoln is nothing less than a messianic figure in American politics and American history, a model sorely lacking today. Krannawitter seeks to examine Lincoln’s teachings and remind today’s Americans of our own obligations and challenges in preserving freedom, to show us that Lincoln’s fight in defense of basic humanity is still our fight today.

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Krannawitter, Thomas L. (2008). Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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And in Lincoln Emancipated: the President and the Politics of Race (2007), Brian . Krannawitter uses a surface-level reading of Thomas Jefferson's Preamble to the Declaration as the sole authoritative source for both th. .

And in Lincoln Emancipated: the President and the Politics of Race (2007), Brian Dirck has assembled a set of essays defending Lincoln as well. Readers interested in tackling current disputes about Lincoln should start there. The book is replete with straw men whom Krannawitter sets up as representatives of the standard view. In fact Krannawitter has barely even touched the standard historiography on the founding, the Civil War, and even Lincoln. Krannawitter uses a surface-level reading of Thomas Jefferson's Preamble to the Declaration as the sole authoritative source for both the Enlightenment and the American founding.

Was Abraham Lincoln a racist, as some critics would have us believe? Was he the father of big government, as some others maintain? Was the sixteenth president a traitor to the cause of free society and constitutional government? Are the political principles that guided him relevant today?In this provocative and timely book, Thomas L. Krannawitter sets out to defend the man many consider to be our greatest president from critics on both the left and the right. For although public opinion polls tend to rank Lincoln among the country's most venerated presidents, he is also, paradoxically, the president who is least understood. While Lincoln's name is frequently invoked in contemporary American politics, few Americans understand or agree with the moral and political principles for which Lincoln gave his last full measure of devotion.Many influential authors view Lincoln as an antiquated monument, a man of his age who knew only nineteenth-century prejudices and lacked twenty-first-century enlightenment. Other writers denounce Lincoln as a tyrant who trampled upon the Constitution and states' rights, and thereby inaugurated big government and the kind of politics feared by the Founding Fathers.Krannawitter argues that both views spring from a misunderstanding of Lincoln. Today, at precisely the moment when America is most in need of his moral and political understanding, we are more removed from Lincoln's thought than ever before.Vindicating Lincoln reintroduces us to Lincoln the statesman, the man who defended our greatest ideals of freedom and equality at the darkest moment in American history. Krannawitter shows us why it is in our interest not only to learn about Abraham Lincoln, but to learn from him—to understand that Lincoln's guiding principles were true not only for his time, but that they remain true for ours as well.On the eve of the bicentennial of his birth in 2009, Lincoln can offer moral and political guidance to us all.

Comments: (7)

Buriwield
An outstanding book and a great place not only to start studying Lincoln, but also to get clear and concise answers to the critics of Lincoln from both those who criticize Lincoln as a statist, and those who hijack Lincoln as a proto big government Liberal. Krannawitter not only spends time responding to specific criticisms of Lincoln, but also provides an excellent explanation of Lincoln's understanding of natural rights and natural law, particularly as Lincoln's understanding related to the Declaration of Independence as the bedrock for the Constitution, and the issue of slavery. I would also recommend Timothy Sanderfur's, Conscience of the Constitution, and Randy Barnett's, Our Republican Constitution, as companion readings. Along with Krannawitter and the others, I would further recommend the writings of Alan Guelzo, Harry Jaffa, and Scott Douglas Gerber. Krannawitter makes the case that Lincoln was not only a great statesman and a great political thinker, but also that Lincoln safeguarded the universal and timeless inheritance left to us to by the Founding Fathers. I wish Dr. Krannawitter would produce more books like this one.
Amerikan_Volga
This book is an absolute must to combat the revisionist history being taught about Lincoln in today’s classrooms and on university campuses.
shustrik
Great book on Lincoln. Thoughtful defense of our most brilliant president, demonstrating how his case against slavery was rooted in the Declaration of Independence. He knew that the Founders would not have been able to form a union of the several states had slavery been a deciding issue, but also recognized the genius of the Founders to plant the seed with "all men are created equal" in the Declaration which future generations would have to resolve. Lincoln also recognized the political atmosphere of the time and with skill and persuasion was able to promote the freedom agenda to rally a nation to defeat the secessionist South and restore a country torn apart.
Brakree
Abe Lincoln was the American Solomon. He knew America better then most American's at the time.
Jieylau
Never have I seen American Political Theory being explained with such clarity to the modern reader within the framework of Abraham Lincoln's Presidency. The wrong reasons to like Lincoln and the wrong reasons to hate Lincoln are clearly explained. Thomas DiLorenzo's name came up enough times in this book that I felt maybe an apt subtitle for the book would be 'Unmasking the tricks of Thomas DiLorenzo'. But that would make the book relevant only to people who know Thomas DiLorenzo. And that would be like explaining light by describing the darkness that surrounds it. The subtitle 'Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President' on the other hand is like explaining light by its brightness. Leonard Read used to say that 'Darkness has absolutely no resistance to light.' Here is light dispelling darkness.
Olelifan
Was not what I expected.... the first page I opened to in order to glance through the book when getting it I noted the response was directed primarily to a specific writer and the disputing opinion was simply that an opinion not supported by facts. Very disappointed at first glance.
BOND
I strongly recommend this book. There has been an enormous attempt on the part of the libertarian movement to distort the history of the Civil War to say it was all about economic control and a stronger central government, based on revelations about our government's mismanagement of 20th century wars. The new popular myth is that the South represented freedom and the North oppression, a childish stereotype that isn't even true, since the South had slavery! Thomas Krannawitter presents a very well-researched, well-documented rebuttal of myths such as that Lincoln was a power maniac, that the North was the aggressor in the war and the South's secession about tariffs (the one they claim caused the war actually wasn't passed until after the secession!), and that the South represented freedom and the North oppression. I have never seen such twisted reasoning as the kind that Krannawitter quotes and deals with in detail. He covers all of the major attacks on Lincoln, and I came away from the book feeling much more educated and prepared to defend the President we rightly call "The Great Emancipator". It is a tedious book to read, rather verbose and sometimes too philosophical, but the benefits of reading it far outweigh the difficulty of getting through it.
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Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Thomas L. Krannawitter
ISBN: 0742559734
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Reprint edition (October 16, 2010)
Pages: 376 pages