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Abraham Lincoln and American Political Institutions of Self-Government with Michael Zuckert

How can we perpetuate American political institutions of self-government? To answer this question, Michael Zuckert, author of ‘A Nation So Conceived: Abraham Lincoln and the Paradox of Democratic Sovereignty’ and professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams. Together, they discuss how Lincoln embodied self-government, his core of democratic sovereignty, and the statesman’s role in preserving self-government. How does Lincoln’s understanding of self-government allow us to perpetuate it today?

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