Eric Foner on 'Lincoln'- a history lesson, Struggles, New and Old, Emerge in Sandy's Wake
- Re "
Why We Love Politics" (Op-Ed, Nov. 23):
By ERIC FONER
New York, Nov. 23, 2012
The writer, a history professor at Columbia University, won the 2011
Pulitzer Prize for history for "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and
Struggles, New and Old, Emerge in Sandy's Wake
Nation of Change: 11/25/12
A month after Frankenstorm
w-the-1-created-a-monster> Sandy struck, battle lines are beginning to be
drawn in the wreckage along New York City's shores. The brewing struggles
are taking shape amidst the popular relief effort that sprung up immediately
after the storm, pitting organizers and thousands of newly-radicalized
activists against the effects of ongoing crises in health care, housing and
the environment. Alongside relief are the seeds of rebellion.