Lincoln Scholars Comment on President’s Day

From: WQAD TV-8 (Moline, IL)

Contemporary politicians could learn something by revisiting the style of our 16th president, [according to Lincoln scholars Douglas Wilson and Rodney Davis,] retired Knox College professors, authors of four books about Honest Abe, and colleagues at the Lincoln Studies Center. “He learned that you don’t demonize your opponents,” Dr. Wilson said. “They’re people just like you.” Old Main is the last standing building from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates. While Lincoln actually lost that election, it set the stage for his successful presidential bid just two years later. And it forged a Knox-Lincoln connection for the ages… Read more…