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Lincoln at Gettysburg
The respected author of _Inventing America_ tries to make the case that, in effect, Lincoln rewrote the U.S. Constitution in the minds of his listeners and the entire nation with the unassuming but powerful 272-word Gettysburg Address. His aim was bring our conception of our country and its values more closely in line with the Declaration of Independence. To do this, Wills touches upon Greek and Latin styles of rhetoric, the cemetery culture of 19th cent...
Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1992 for his book 'Lincoln at Gettysburg', has also served on the faculties of John Hopkins and Northwestern Universities. He has produced in this book an excellent short introduction to Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 - 430), the fourth/fifth century North African bishop of the town Hippo Regius, who was born in an important part of the Roman empire then called Thagaste in Numidia, and today known as Souk Ahras in Algeri...
Structures of Deceit
Papal Sin charges the Papacy with willful and deliberate disregard for the principles for which the church is supposed to uphold and for the laws of the land. The church is viewed as just another bureaucracy bent on self-perpetuation and subject to all of the foibles and character flaws of men. Wills essentially forcasts in his book what is happening with the church today as a result of its harboring of sexual predators and deviants....
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