Sue Abderholden and Mark Mishek: An unhelpful inquisition

  • Article by: SUE ABDERHOLDEN and MARK MISHEK
  • Updated: January 13, 2010 - 7:14 PM

Lincoln was an honest but undistinguished lawyer whose failures were more conspicuous than his successes," wrote psychiatrist Karl Menninger in "The Vital Balance." "This was when he was considered well -- before his mental illness made an appearance. What he became and what he achieved after his illness is part of our great national heritage."

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