Sobre Lincoln

A propósito das analogias entre Abraham Lincoln e Barack Obama – sem dúvida, incentivadas pela competentíssima assessoria de marketing do novo presidente americano – vale a pena ler o artigo biográfico de Christopher Hitchens para a Newsweek sobre Lincoln.

“If given a blind test and asked which “tyrannical” president had suspended the writ of habeas corpus, closed the most newspapers, arrested the most political rivals, opened and censored the most mail and executed the most American citizens without trial, few students would mention the “Great Emancipator” as the original supremo of big government. But the facts must be faced, as Lincoln faced them.” leia mais