by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
On December 4th Professor Thomas DiLorenzo, a noted Lincoln scholar, had some commentary published on http://www.lewrockwell.com about people comparing the popularity of Donald Trump with that of Abraham Lincoln. He noted an opinion poll that found that Trump was a better president than Lincoln was, according to 53% of the Republicans polled.
Professor DiLorenzo observed: “The Lincoln cult–especially the neocon/”Straussian” wing–must be tearing its collective hair out over this affront to their ‘Father Abraham’ (the official title bestowed upon the sixteenth president by the late Harry Jaffa and his fellow cultists). But, lo and behold, the news is even worse.”
Dr. DiLorenzo then went on to explain to us how really reviled and unpopular Lincoln was in his own day. He noted that: “Lincoln has the advantage of more than 150 years of deification through government propaganda, hundreds…
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