remembering history the way they wished it had been

Posted by Mr. President on July 5, 2007

Lincoln Lore & Legends


Slate excerpts the Lincoln museum chapters of Andrew Ferguson’s “Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America”

hall-of-presidents-disney.jpgHis summary of the Disney Treatment:

“In the end what you come up with is that he’s interesting because a lot of people over the past 150 years have been interested in him. He’s been hated and loved, pondered and studied, honored and mourned so intensely for so long that it doesn’t seem to matter why. He’s reached the zenith of American celebrity. He’s famous for being famous.”


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