Honest Abe: Saint of Villian?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, May 24, 2008.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Another POV tomorrow night at 9 pm and again at 11 pm on C-Span


    Interview
    Q & A with Thomas DiLorenzo
    C-SPAN, Q&A
    Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
    ID: 204650 - 04/14/2008 - 1:00 - $19.95

    DiLorenzo, Thomas J.Professor, Loyola College in Maryland, Economics

    Thomas DiLorenzo teaches economics at Loyola College in Baltimore. As a Civil War buff, he decided to combine his two interests by looking at Abraham Lincoln from an economics point of view. The result has been two books over the last six years: The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War (Prima Lifestyles, 2002); and Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe (Crown Forum, 2006). Professor DiLorenzo not only criticizes President Lincoln's handling of the war, he also criticizes current day historians who, he says, belong to the "church of Lincoln." Those include James McPherson, Harold Holzer, Harry Jaffa, Eric Foner, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Professor DiLorenzo also contends that academic historians critical of Lincoln have difficulties getting university level jobs.