My regard for Lincoln has kept on growing over the years.
I'm completely uninterested with ultimately boring questions about his sexuality.
But as a crafter of words he has few peers (and I prefer to keep his writing in the present tense). Not fancy words, but simple words that speak clearly to the heart and to the head.
A man with a beautiful turn of phrase and an ability, (all the more precious in these times of overblown postmodern tripe, where banal inanities are hidden under mountains of words ordered into sentences that go on for page after meaningless page), to say so much in just a few well chosen words.
But here's an unusual reciting of the Gettysburg Address, electric guitars and all!
Thanks to the ever entertaining Knowledge is Power for the video.