Category Archives: Lindsay (Vachel)

Haunted by Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday I walked away from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Museum yesterday thoroughly depressed and had to spend some time figuring out why. I think it’s because, while Lincoln ultimately prevailed in an impossible situation, I don’t see any Lincolns today. Our current polarization, while not as severe as in slave times, often appears beyond the help […]

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Speak Now for Peace

Obama, take note: Vachel Lindsay in 1915 counseled against going to war even after the sinking of the Lusitania.

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Dignity and Labor

Vachel Lindsay points out that, when workers are robbed of their dignity, vandalism can follow.

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