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The Mystic Chords of Moral Leadership

By David Shribman - February 27, 2011

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Seven states had left the Union. Fort Sumter needed to be resupplied. Washington was in upheaval, sharpshooters were deployed to the roofs of buildings, a light-artillery battalion was installed on Capitol Hill. It was in this atmosphere, 150 years ago this week, that Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office. In more than two centuries of turning points -- George Washington's victory at Yorktown,...

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