The Real Lincoln Examined in Seminar Today

Posted: April 16, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Economics Society invites the university community to attend a seminar given today by Tom DiLorenzo, a former George Mason professor of economics, on his new book The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War . The seminar begins at 5 p.m. in SUB II, Room 3 and 4, and is followed by a question and answer session. Copies of the book will be available for sale during a brief autograph session after the seminar.

The conventional wisdom in America agrees with the simplified position that Lincoln is portrayed as a great emancipator in which liberty prevailed. An opposing view of the historical record claims that Lincoln often behaved as a self-seeking politician who catered to the special interests of certain groups. In The Real Lincoln, DiLorenzo addresses the dominant views as fallacies and myths propagated by political leaders and the public education system. In an effort to demystify Lincoln, DiLorenzo will lecture to offer a fresh perspective on this crucial time in American history.

DiLorenzo is a currently a professor of economics in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College in Maryland. Specializing in economic history and political economy, he is the author of 11 books and more than 70 articles in academic journals, and he is also widely published in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and USA Today.

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