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How do Abraham Lincoln’s politics stand up today?

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Aired 4/19/09


Imagine if President Bush appointed Al Gore, John Kerry and John McCain to his cabinet. Abraham Lincoln did something very similar in the 19th century, when he appointed three of his bitter political rivals to high appointive office. Originally aired December 1, 2005

Guest:

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin , a Pulitzer-prize winning historian and author, her latest book is called Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln .

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