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Our Better Angels/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 6, 2018

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National Public Radio recently had an interview with Author, Jon Meacham. Mr. Meacham has written a book that is cited often in conversation, entitled “The Soul of America The Battle of Our Better Angels”. In the radio interview, Mr. Meacham has this to say: “And Woodrow Wilson, who’s a deeply problematic character but who wrote […]

Be Prepared/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 28, 2018

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On May 6, 2018, journalists Brian Bennett and Teresa Berenson, of Time Magazine, penned an article which discussed the fact that President Trump was not invested in spending much time in preparation for the talks with North Korea. Apparently, he was planning to rely on his own instincts. In the article, David Pressman, a former […]

President Lincoln and Negotiation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 7, 2017

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An article recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal about President Lincoln’s experiences. The article, written by Jay inik, is entitled “A Lincoln Lesson for Donald Trump”. The author points out that Mr. Lincoln prepared for one set of foreseeable problems but instead had to deal with the issue of secession and the subsequent Civil […]

The Saga of Edward Everett/Martin Rosenfeld

June 23, 2013

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The country is remembering the Gettysburg Address on its 150th anniversary. Bob Greene, a columnist, recently wrote for the WSJ on the featured speaker that day. It was not President Lincoln. The famed orator Edward Everett was to speak that day, to be followed by President Lincoln. The ex-Senator Everett delivered his oration over a […]

A Lesson From Adversity/Martin Rosenfeld

December 20, 2010

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Atlantic magazine in an online piece chose the 100 most influential Americans. While the choices are subject to debate, the reasons for the selections always prove to be instructive. One of the surprise choices was General Robert E. Lee, who led the Southern forces in the Civil War. The reason for this choice? General Lee […]