A Nation Recovering

The ever-thougtful Garry Wills reviews Obama’s Tucson speech, which he compares to Lincoln’s second inaugural, and to Henry V’s speech at Agincourt.

For all the pontification inherent in those comparisons, it’s Wills’ closing sentence that grabbed me.

The loudest cheers at the Tucson speech were for the news that “Gabby,” as she is known to all her many friends, was recovering. Perhaps there was the sound, there, of a nation recovering.

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