Lincoln's Rhetorical Leadership Seminar
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
April 15th, 2015, marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. On May 2, in honor of his life and leadership, Institute Director, Dr. Andrew Seeley, led a seminar on three of his great speeches -- the first and second Inaugural Addresses and the Gettysburg Address. These speeches reveal Lincoln's political prudence based on reason, principle and charity; they are counted among the world's great examples of political rhetoric.