As one who has written about Lincoln and the American Civil War I find this to be a wonderful piece, Mike.

Regarding the answer to your title question about God and Trump, the short answer is yes if you consider what to me is the ultimate unprovable law of the universe as representing God — probability balance. This means that at some point in time all that is creative and good will at some point in time is offset buy destruction and evil — stars are born and stars die, peace is offset by war and love by hate, and the master scholar and man of fine character Barack Obama is offset by the moronic and throughly despicable Donald Trump — BALANCE.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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