The Gettysburg Address endures....
First, Lincoln's 272 momentous words. Of which Gary Schmitt writes that "the great task remaining before us" would claim more lives in less than two years after Gettysburg than were lost in the more than two years before.
Add: Peggy Noonan's wonderful July 3 column, published on the anniversary date of the battle's end.
Add: Bret Stephens on why President Obama is right to pass up the sesquicentennial ceremony at Gettysburg today.
And, best of all, a belated retraction by a newspaper that panned the speech. Better late than never....
Bottom Line. Shakespeare, another immortal, said it best: "Brevity is the soul of wit."
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