June 9, 2004

The Passing of a President, 1865

Harpers Magazine, June 1865, regarding the The Death of Lincoln:

"Men and papers who had opposed his policy and vilified him personally, now vied with his adherents and friends in lauding the rare wisdom and goodness which marked his conduct and character."

Posted by Vanderleun at June 9, 2004 6:05 PM
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I sometimes wonder if the same would happen to Bush, were he to be assassinated in a second term by a jihadi, with Iraq experiencing free elections and the world a better place.

The world has less class now.

Hopefully it remains something of an unsolved mystery to me...

Posted by: FH at June 9, 2004 8:37 PM

The world has just as much (or little) class as it ever did.

What we have now is an increased access to it.

Posted by: Eric Blair at June 10, 2004 5:30 AM

Respectfully disagree, (the other) Eric B: Certainly the increased access can give the impression that it is more common than it actually is, but that doesn't mean a large attitude/class shift hasn't taken place.

-Eric B

Posted by: Eric B at June 10, 2004 8:23 AM