Gettysburg College Prof. Shirley Anne Warshaw authored a piece on presidential leadership, comparing Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, that appeared in the Feb. 10 New York Times Sunday Review, two days before Lincoln’s birthday and Obama’s State of the Union address on Feb. 12.
Her piece is the second in a seven-part series sponsored by Gettysburg College as we join the country in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
The full text of Warshaw’s piece is below.
150 years apart: Transformational presidents
As the nation prepares to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday this week and commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, it is an opportune time to compare the two presidents that bracket these 150 years, Lincoln and President Barack Obama.