David Adler

Lincoln: The Greatest of the Great

As president, Lincoln was caught in the clutches of America’s gravest crisis. He faced monumental challenges, including the burden of winning the Civil War while preserving the Union. Lincoln has been widely regarded as the greatest American president. This lecture explores Lincoln’s greatness and features a comparison of Lincoln to other great presidents and explores his stature in American history. Why has Lincoln been so widely admired ? What about his vision, temperament, character and leadership set him apart from other presidents ? Can these talents and skills be captured by another president ? How would Lincoln fare in modern times?