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During this quantity, presidential students from communique, heritage, legislations, philosophy, political technological know-how, and psychology discover the wider phenomenon of management. Like management extra regularly, presidential management is a value-laden job, an workout in verbal exchange, and a collective company. it's also topic to mental and ancient boundaries to interpretation. ultimately, presidential management is instrumental: presidents needs to in attaining their valued ends. participants tackle each one of those points of management in essays on how presidential values are decided or built, how they're condoned and criticized, how they're packaged and conveyed, and the way they're interpreted and acted upon.

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Lamon, The Life of Abraham Lincoln from His Birth to His Inauguration as President (Boston: James R. Osgood, 1872), p. 489. Herndon supplied nearly all of the materials on which Lamon based his biography, including letters recounting Herndon’s own memories of Lincoln. David Donald, Lincoln’s Herndon (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948), chapter 16. 5. Quoted in Benjamin P. Thomas, Portrait for Posterity: Lincoln and His Biographers (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1947), p. 81. 6. Ronald C.

But either way, they still count as extremes, and, with apologies to Mr. Goldwater, extremism in the defense of any value is a vice. But none of this, we might say, really has much to do with genuine patriotism—that is, with the sincere, nonextreme kind of trait that one might reasonably value highly or think was a virtue. Nor does any of this make particularly hearty grist for a philosopher’s mill. From a philosophical perspective, however, there are more interesting possible interpretations of my neighbor’s suggestion that patriotism has gotten out of hand.

63 And then Lincoln spoke, to his increasingly uncomfortable audience, the most terrifying passage an American president has ever uttered: if God wills that [this war] continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, . . ” We are guilty too, Lincoln told the assembled crowd of pro-Union, Northern Republicans who had won the election and were winning the war.

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