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Where we are now

Posted: December 4, 2013 at 4:16 a.m.

Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as president of a divided Union on March 4, 1861.

A real crisis was looming, not the kind that today’s headline-writers regularly invoke, and so devalue.

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Editorial, Pages 16 on 12/04/2013

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