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Abraham Lincoln is proof that genius can be entirely self taught: with no formal education, Lincoln read law, and practiced law; he read the great writers of the English language, from Chaucer to Shakespeare, from Washington Irving to Nathaniel Hawthorne, and it shows in his writing. How succinct, how poignant, how precise his words are in the Gettysburg address; the economy of words, the depth of meaning, sincerity, honesty; he had an incredible talent for the written word! Both inaugural speeches are also masterpieces; the second shows how his genius and craft evolved during the four moving years of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln is my favorite American President, and through his vision of what America should be, unified, one, without the institution of slavery, equal, made America what it now is. No assassin's bullet can take him away from us. To quote his friend Stanton, "He now belongs to the Ages". --James Zaworski, 2009
Posted by James Zaworski on January 5,2009 | 10:39 AM
April has proven to be an interesting month. With a little help from some friends, I've been hooked up with what looks like a good chance and opportunity.
In the news, there have been earthquakes, historical remembrances and tragic news stories.
On April 10, 2010, the Polish President, Lech Kacynski, and a delegation of top Polish government and military officials died in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia. As an American of Polish descent, I was moved by this story, and as a student and degree holder in history, with a keen interest in geopoltics and Polish history, I commented on the news story on the BBC website's "Have Your Say" section.
Someone was reading, and they asked me for an interview, which I agreed to, as one with a unique "expert perspective" on the subject.
Now, I'm off to work...