>From The Man in Our Memory, an op-ed piece in today’s NY Times (http://nytimes.com/2003/02/17/opinion/17GOOD.html?pagewanted=1):
Before Sept. 11, many of us might have felt, as young Lincoln did when he was young, that the “field of glory” had been harvested by previous generations that the times seemed somehow trivial. But then the wheel of history turned again. With the war against terror, and the anxieties provoked by warnings of future attacks on American soil, our generation has been provided with its own historic challenge. While our worries are great, even greater opportunities exist for leaders and citizens alike to win the lasting glory. Let us hope that we, and those who lead us, will, like Lincoln, be inspired by the noble ambition to accomplish reputable deeds worthy of remembrance.
Thank you, Doris Goodwin for these eloquent words of admonition to President Bush and his minions.