Obama Channels Lincoln at Buchenwald

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Today’s Religion News Service digest contains a short piece by Adelle M. Banks on President Obama’s remarks after touring Germany’s Buchenwald Concentration Camp. I was struck by the similarity in some of Obama’s rhetoric and word choice to that employed in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. (Subscribers can access the entire story at the link above.) Here’s […]

  • JRS

    Well, we know Obama is a fan of that other president from Illinois. I bet Obama’s speechwriter keeps a copy of Lincoln’s Collected Works in his briefcase. And this is not the first time he has channeled the language of the The Rail-Splitter.
    I just wonder if all great speeches are copies of the Gettysburg Address – just as Ernst Hemingway once stated that all modern American literature comes from Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.