Harry Jaffa - Crisis of the House Divided

Episode 40 · December 22nd, 2019 · 41 mins 50 secs

About this Episode

Crisis of the House Divided is Jaffa's exploration of Abraham Lincoln's political thought. Lincoln believed that the rights enunciated in the Declaration of Independence were understood by its authors to apply to all men - African Americans included. According to Lincoln, the Declaration not only implies what are the goals to be sought with the consent of the governed in a free society; it also states a theory of political obligation.