Herndon shortly before he died. Even for those who regularly observed and interacted with him, Abraham Lincoln remained an enigma.
For our session this afternoon, you may be wondering: Dionne and David Brooks, for three or four years, have been saying we must do a session on Reinhold Niebuhr. We used to say we think you all should know about Niebuhr.
And Obama went on for 25 minutes about his admiration for Reinhold Niebuhr. And then David did a column on Niebuhr and then we got an excuse to do Niebuhr. But we thought you wanted to know about him anyway. Bill has, if you look at his bio, written some very important books.
One is called The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America, which was the winner of a best-book award — the Merle Curti Award in intellectual history — in Remind me, Bill, who was Merle Curti?
He was a great intellectual historian. From the University of Wisconsin. Dionne is going to read to us from about five different books by Niebuhr that he has stacked over here.
How do you like that? I have a thriller on my list. Twenty, you gave me. Bill, we look forward. This is really quite a change. But I hope not. Do you have a song about that — suicide? So I think you will see some linkages. Niebuhr is a theologian. The occasion for this — the hook — is this discussion between David Brooks and then-Senator Obama, which was inactually.
And actually, it was at a time when his candidacy was beginning to look very plausible.
So that may or may not have any significance. Jimmy Carter notably did, and both before and after his election.
And I think Niebuhr would have been, probably, no exception. I have a feeling you all would want to, and between E. There is a core to Niebuhr that seems to me carries through some three decades of concentrated work.Religion and Politics.
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