We Need Lincoln. We Have Joe.
The hardest question may be when to fight
In 1863, the Union armies began to penetrate deep into the rebel states. As they did, not only did they continue to be forced to answer the question of what to do with former slaves, but also what to do with former slave owners and their property and the meaning of the war itself.
One of the reasons Lincoln is often considered the greatest American president was his capacity for navigating the impossible. For alternating compromise with resolve, contemplation with bold action, and…