segunda-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2011

História: Liberais Clássicos ingleses do séc. XIX contra Lincoln

"In the family archives she discovered that the heir to the Devonshire title – later the eighth duke – had spent Christmas Day 1862 making eggnog for Robert E Lee's Confederate cavalry officers in Virginia.

This Devonshire heir, though, was not some deranged rightwing romantic but one of the pillars of Victorian Liberalism. (...)

Yet as Foreman shows, Hartington's support for the south was anything but unusual among liberal and progressive 1860s Britain. (...)"

(...) The Guardian's anti-Lincoln obsession reached its heights in the April 1865 editorial on, of all things, the president's assassination. "Of his rule we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty,"

Complemento actual: Judge Napolitano on Lincoln

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