Birkner examines Ike & Abe's principle, pragmatism in sponsored NY Times piece

History prof says the two presidents shared pragmatic approaches to their pursuits of human dignity.

Gettysburg College Prof. Michael Birkner '72 P'10 authored a piece on the similarly pragmatic approaches of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Abraham Lincoln in their pursuits of human dignity for all Americans. The piece appeared in the Oct. 13 New York Times Sunday Review.

His piece is the sixth in a seven-part series sponsored by Gettysburg College, and designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and generate thoughtful discourse about its legacy.

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