Re: [civilwarwest] WOW! awfully quiet-- so what is everyone reading?
- In a message dated 2/27/02 12:26:40 PM Central Standard Time, FLYNSWEDE@... writes:
Vicksburg and written by none other than Ed Bearss. Extremely high praises
in the reviews.
Speaking of Mr Bearss , he was just in town ( In Nashville ) at the annual Battle of Nashville Preservation Society Dinner..
The also had a dedication for the Confederate Redoubt # 1
- --- In civilwarwest@y..., "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...> wrote:
> Jaffa, Jack Kemp, and Joseph Sobran have been crossing swords overWhat Sobran fails to mention is how Jaffa developed his thought on
> this book [internecine conservative warfare] ; apparently Sobran and
> Kemp had a debate, wish I could have caught that. I saw Jaffa on
> booktv; he said he is a conservative, made some good cases defending
> Lincoln and the traditional view of Lincoln, but I didnt agree with
> him about all his conclusions. One side of this can be found in the
Lincoln not from an Aristotlean plane but that of Jefferson.
Aristotle was cited more for his treatises on natural rights which
Jaffa used as a foundation for the constitution. Sobran has a nasty
little habit of snipping out that which he interprest as this
"Messiah-like" ideal of Lincoln which Jaffa, imo, did not do. And of
course there's the Peoria speech which Sobran insinuates in his piece
that Jaffa touched on briefly and admits the man's imperfection. But
when you read the address, you realize he was right. The short story,
Jaffa is interpretive, but Sobran is more Charles Adams than I care to