The Other Lincoln
I've seen a lot of advertisements lately for the new movie, Lincoln. Since NBC Nightly News had a glowing "review" on the movie last night, I thought it fair to show the other side. Tom DiLorenzo has his say about Lincoln, with Chris Rossini following up. Both courtesy of Lewrockwell.com.
I was reminded while reading DiLorenzo of hearing the same sort of stuff back in the early 70s. Any of you older folks remember the TV show, Room 222? It was about a Southern California high school with a black history teacher.
One episode had a black student write a report on Abraham Lincoln that cited many of the things DiLorenzo does in his piece. His report concluded Lincoln was no friend of the black man. The teacher accepts the report but the school principal, a white guy, wants the report changed. It wasn't politically correct and Lincoln is supposed to be a hero.
I don't recall exactly how that episode ended, but it is funny how the two different versions of Lincoln survive with Lincoln the hero remaining dominant. America needs its heroes.