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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 10, 2021 – Hour 2

Kresta Comments: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

Everyone knows Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but some historians have argued it’s not his greatest. Instead, they point to his second inaugural address, delivered just a few weeks before his death. Al looks at what Lincoln said.

The Faith of Abraham Lincoln

On February 12, 1809, two extraordinarily influential men were born – Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is arguably our most misunderstood president. He was a man of strong moral convictions who was involved in a personal religious odyssey and even wrote a profound meditation on the “will of God” in the Civil War. Ron White joins us with more.

Ronald White

Dr. Ronald White is the author of several books including “A. Lincoln: A Biography,” “Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural” and “American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S Grant.” He is a fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in Washington, DC. Visit

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