Lincoln’s Foreign Policy

International involvement in the war – both direct and indirect – is a source of fascination to me. Here’s an interview with the author of a new book about Lincoln’s surprising skill at navigating the troubled waters of transatlantic affairs.

…That’s the argument Kevin Peraino makes in Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesmen and the Dawn of American Power. Peraino notes that Lincoln, who didn’t really travel or speak foreign languages, had an innate feel for the world…

I spoke with Peraino about why he thinks Lincoln’s foreign policy was so successful, what Lincoln can teach those sitting in the Oval Office now and in the future, and why — starting this Presidents Day — you should really start thinking about Lincoln as a global statesman.

Source: Presidents Day: Abraham Lincoln’s foreign policy helped win Civil War – Vox

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