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Lessons from Lincoln for Today's World

In his new book, Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever, former New York governor Mario Cuomo examines the writings and speeches of one of America's most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln, on issues relevant to today's world, including pre-emptive war, taxes and religion in politics. Cuomo speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.