Sunday, October 25, 2015

Booknotes: A Just and Generous Nation

New Arrival:

A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity by Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle (Basic Books, 2015).

In the first half of the book, Holzer and economist Garfinkle seek to establish and support their argument that "Lincoln’s guiding principle was the defense of equal economic opportunity." The second half looks at the current state of economic inequality in the U.S. and discusses (I guess) where going back to Lincoln might lead us in terms of bolstering the middle class.

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