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Daemon
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Abraham Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address (1863)

The Gettysburg Address, one of the most quoted speeches in US history, was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and half months after the famous battle fought there. In about two minutes, Lincoln's address redefined the American Civil War as not just a struggle for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom" for the US and its people. Lincoln's address has drawn comparisons to what ancient speech? More...
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Answer to the question:

...parallels between Lincoln's speech and Pericles's Funeral Oration during the Peloponnesian War as described by Thucydides

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Lincoln by Gore Vidal is an excellent book.
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Of the people, by the people and for the people has changed to of the Corp., by the Corp., and for the Corp.
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Gary98 wrote:
Of the people, by the people and for the people has changed to of the Corp., by the Corp., and for the Corp.


I 100% agree. I think we should just replace the stars on our flag with Corporate logos.

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war, death of children, sick wife how did he lead
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Lincoln is a text book example of "looks aren't everything".
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Vit Babenco must realize Gore Vidal's Lincoln is a novel/fiction. Good read but Vidal can not be compared to Historians such as, Shelby Foote.
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