An indictment of Abraham Lincoln as a ‘constitutional dictator’

Noah Feldman cites the president’s actions during the Civil War but downplays the context. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-12 13:00:00 UTC ]
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An indictment of Abraham Lincoln as a ‘constitutional dictator’

Noah Feldman cites the president’s actions during the Civil War but downplays the context. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-12 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Working to end slavery, Lincoln found power — and limits — in the Constitution

His aggressive moves were paired with deference to states’ rights, James Oakes writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-22 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Abraham Lincoln and John Brown: Imperfect heroes of the fight to end slavery

H.W. Brands critiques the wildly different paths the two men took toward the same goal. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-23 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The attempted assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch recount the plot to end his presidency before it even began. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Audiobook Review: ‘Surely You Can’t Be Serious,’ by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker

In the audiobook oral history “Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of ‘Airplane!,’” a cast of dozens fondly revisits a now-classic film. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-03-01 14:12:30 UTC ]
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The Ugandan satirist who scared a dictator: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on torture, exile and activism

The award-winning author was arrested and tortured for his work – and then tortured again for writing about his detention. Now he smuggles his latest banned book into Uganda to ensure it is readKakwenza Rukirabashaija tries to keep his scars covered around his children. Even in the height of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-04 12:53:40 UTC ]
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Stu Abraham Receives 2023 Kay Sexton Award

The founder of the Midwest commission rep group Abraham Associates was named the 2023 Kay Sexton Award winner by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. Abraham will receive the award on May 2. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ozy founder Carlos Watson repeatedly lied to and deceived investors and lenders, according to his indictment

Here are some of the crimes allegedly perpetrated by Ozy CEO Carlos Watson and other executives at the digital media company. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2023-02-25 01:13:18 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Applauds Arrest, Indictment of Major E-Book Pirates

Two Russian nationals are now facing criminal charges in the U.S. for their role in running Z-Library, one of the world's most notorious e-book pirate sites before its domains were seized by U.S. officials earlier this fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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How spiritualism linked the Lincolns and the Booths

Book review of "In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits," by Terry Alford Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-07-01 12:00:22 UTC ]
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Jennifer Grey’s memoir is a stinging indictment of how we judge beauty

The actress who became America’s sweetheart in “Dirty Dancing” explores how her looks -- and her alteration of them -- affected her career Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-05 17:44:52 UTC ]
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How to use the Constitution to rein in American oligarchs and save democracy

Liberals aren't using their best weapon against inequality, argue legal scholars Joseph Fishkin and William Forbath. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-18 12:00:28 UTC ]
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Constituting the Human in a Dystopian World: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun, by Lopamudra Basu

Book Reviews Photo by Dominik Scythe / Unsplash A new book by a Nobel laureate and Booker award-winning author always brings with it a sense of trepidation. Will the new novel live up to the already established high expectations? Klara and the... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2022-03-01 21:50:34 UTC ]
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Mario Vargas Llosa Returns to the Dictator Novel

The Nobel laureate’s best work has studied the hazards of power. Does his latest book extend the streak? Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-11-24 17:40:49 UTC ]
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Amazon Names 'The Lincoln Highway' Best Book of Year

'The Lincoln Highway' by Amor Towles (Viking) was named the Best Book of the Year by Amazon Books editors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amor Towles’s ‘The Lincoln Highway’ is a long and winding road through the hopes and failures of mid-century America

Amor Towles tells the story of a motley crew on a cross-country journey, reveling in the junkyards of broken dreams and the optimism of the postwar era. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephen B. Oates, historian and biographer of Lincoln and King, dies at 85

After publishing well-received historical studies, his career was tainted by charges of plagiarism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-28 08:22:08 UTC ]
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Napoleon Bonaparte, gardener? Yes, says a new book, the dictator found solace in the natural world

“Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows” and “Empire’s Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America” show unexpected sides of the military upstart Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-04 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Did Facebook ‘cancel Abe Lincoln’? The truth is complicated — and alarming.

A conservative publisher’s rejected ad for a historical novel led to complaints of cancel culture. Here’s what really happened. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-04 13:00:00 UTC ]
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