Abraham Lincoln

“White Privilege”: Myths and Facts

June 8, 2014

When today’s leftists speak of “white privilege,” their goal is not to abolish overtly racist laws—those were abolished in part by Lincoln and his supporters in the Civil War and virtually in full within a century of the Civil War. Nor is the left’s goal to eradicate private bigotry—which today. . . Continue »

Lincoln and Race

May 29, 2014

Despite his retrospective missteps, Lincoln repeatedly responded to Douglas’s racist tauntings by turning back to his avowed purpose in the election—to remind voters that “the old principle of Washington, Jefferson, and Madison” was that slavery was wrong and should be placed on a path to extinction.

12 Years a Slave and Those Who Should Endure It

May 15, 2014

In its artistry, the film is hauntingly beautiful, with its lush landscapes, intricate costuming, heart wrenching performances, and ponderous direction. In its subject matter—it details the years that free-born Solomon Northup spent in slavery after he was kidnapped and sold into bondage—the film is horrific.

Lincoln’s Immortal Gettysburg Address, 150 Years Ago Today

November 19, 2013

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, we salute this remarkable, heroic man. Like this post? Join our mailing list to receive our weekly digest. And for in-depth commentary from an Objectivist perspective, subscribe to our quarterly journal, The Objective Standard. Related: Review: Lincoln Celebrating Civil War Victories. . . Continue »

Celebrating Civil War Victories and Individualism

July 2, 2013

This week marks the 150th anniversary of two pivotal Union victories during the American Civil War: Gettysburg and Vicksburg. The Battle of Gettysburg is widely known. Sparked by Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of northern territory, where he hoped to put the Union on the defensive, the three-day clash. . . Continue »