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Our Ancient Faith by Allen C. Guelzo
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Feb 06, 2024 | ISBN 9780593534441

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“Brim[s] with worthy insights and well-selected quotations . . . Writing in the shadow of what he knows are despairing political times—the brink of a presidential contest that few seem to want—Allen Guelzo offers us the solace of Abraham Lincoln’s belief in democracy . . . Thus his gift to readers: ‘I offer this man’s example.’” —Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal

“It is impossible to read Our Ancient Faith without feeling that Guelzo wrote this book as much for himself as for us, to fortify himself for the 2024 election battle to come; and to share an illuminating and ennobling story with a people short on hope and—just as important and just as troubling—perspective.” —David Shirbman, The Boston Globe

“As the subject of thousands of studies, Lincoln is one of American history’s most written-about individuals. It is therefore a welcome surprise to read such fresh insights as Guelzo musters here . . . In an era when democracy’s death is shouted from the front page of seemingly every U.S. newspaper, it is comforting to read that Abraham Lincoln, at least, thought the effort to maintain it was not in vain.” —Booklist

“Here is a penetrating look at both the seeds of American democracy and their greatest cultivator.” —The New Criterion

“One may wonder, if democracy was not slavery or mastery, then what was it? The renowned Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo – director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship at Princeton University – offers an answer in his timely book.” —National Review

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