Entries by Thomas M. Hines

Conquered from Within: Lincoln’s Prediction

In his 1863 Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  In another speech–Lyceum 1838– he emphasized that, given its size and geographical location far from foreign powers, the United States (very much similar to China’s privileged status today) could not be conquered from abroad but only from within.  To preserve […]