The Great Divider

Posted: February 3, 2013 at 2:30 a.m.

Dear Critic, It was wholly a pleasure to hear from you about our president’s Second Inaugural address, which you found uplifting, eloquent, enthralling. . . while I felt safe in asserting that, well, it wasn’t Lincoln’s. Surely that fact is beyond dispute.

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