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Abraham Lincoln, Wartime President

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Find out how Abraham Lincoln became a great wartime commander in chief despite not having any military experience. Civil War historian James McPherson’s most recent book is Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.

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Comments [4]

Jaime from Queens

The mores of food must change. First it must be removed from the economic sphere to the social one. The right to food must be considered the same as the right to breath. Communities should be allowed to organize to grow what they want to eat. paid experts should run but otherwise, all must contribute time. Perhaps a separate credit voucher system for basic needs. Capitalism is about deception. It can not be allowed to intervene in our survival issues

Oct. 07 2008 12:57 PM
chernevik

Great to hear James McPherson.

Leonard's suggestion that Lincoln violated the Constitution is wrong. Lincoln believed his extraordinary powers were provided by the Constitution for the preservation of the government in an extreme emergency. As such those emergency powers were limited and not arbitrary, and left the President (largely) subject to the powers of Congress and the courts.

Lincoln's understanding of the Constitution was rivaled only by Adams and Jefferson. Let's not give anyone the idea that this giant imagined the Constitution could be suspended, even in the face of the country's greatest crisis.

Oct. 07 2008 12:46 PM
Henry from Katonah

Leonard, this is wonderful to hear James McPherson talk. I read Battle Cry of Freedom last year. It is especially good on battle descriptions. The only other military historian I have have been able to read is Winston Churchill. I am looking forward to reading this new book.

Oct. 07 2008 12:29 PM
Isa Gouverneur from brooklyn

MY DAUGHTER is a 4Y and she eats a very large amount and variety of food - It took about 2.5 years of hard working and dedication.

I use as a base Super Baby food book, follow Italian base child cooking style and did not give her an alternatives, unless she was sick. I cook good meals, I did not give her any process food, always home made, fresh food. I used to wake up very early and cook all fresh, now I frozen meals so she has home made food every night even though I am not home.

I did not give her any sugar, I did not force her if she was not hungry at that time I will wait for the next meal.

I also think sometimes they dont feel like eating something a day, it does not mean they don't like it, they might eat it the next time.

I feel I work hard, but it did work out.

Isa

Oct. 07 2008 12:11 PM

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