Friday, October 14, 2005

Lincoln, Calhoun, and the U.N.

Michael Brandon McClellan has a great piece about why Americans reflexively distrust the United Nations. Hint: It has to do with how we resolved our conflict over the differing notions of liberty presented by Lincoln and Calhoun. It's a first-rate essay.


davenoon said...

McClellan's essay -- far from being a "first rate essay" -- is a first rate piece of hackery. McClellan would have made as much historical sense if he had typed this:

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Anonymous said...

Hey, way to engage with the ideas there, DHN. A thoroughly convincing refutation of McClellan's typing.