- Jul 19, 2012
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Well, I think you have thoroughly misinterpreted my comments. But more important, the kind of nastiness in your posts is a fine example of the problem that concerns me.eace
Lincoln and Douglas knew each other from way back. They had a lot of respect for each other, and Lincoln in particular was a likable person. The example of the Lincoln-Douglas debates is unique in many ways even in that time because both men knew the other was speaking in good faith. Even so, both men could go for the throat and did. Over all, it was an abiding faith in democracy that was on display. Both men put their arguments out as clearly as they could manage and had faith that the public would favor the best argument.