Brian Flanagan: The Right to Rise
September 29, 2009
On September 29, 2009, Brian Flanagan joined the Hauenstein Center to present his speech The Right to Rise:
Abraham Lincoln and the Pursuit of Happiness. Here’s an excerpt from his speech:
“How then do we explain Lincoln’s rise? How do we explain his ability – through death, horrible love affairs, and profound depression – to even approximate happiness in his private life? Among the answers are three qualities we often remember Lincoln for today: his love of education, his sense of humor, and his abounding ambition.”
Click here to read the full transcript.