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With Permission


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lincoln-gettysburg-address-speech-analysis           One hundred and fifty years ago, on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his now famous Gettysburg Address, a document remarkable not just because it’s so eloquent, but also because it is so brief.

In the interest of responsible writing practices, I’m not going to repeat here what I have already broadcast about this breathtaking and heartbreaking speech. You can follow the link to read and/or listen to The Power of Brevity, my recent commentary on Vermont Public Radio, about the language Lincoln used so sparingly – and to such fine effect.

My contract with the station includes limitations on how and where I can repost or republish anything I’ve written for them. This does not mean my work can’t ever be republished; it is all the time – with permission. And while the freedom and enormity of the internet often blurs those lines of attribution and…

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