No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent....Dr. Ben Tolila tells in his lecture about Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves in the 19th century, and who lived from 1809-1865. Lincoln's uniqueness lay in the fact, that in the context of his position, he insisted in adhering to the national goals that he had set out for the American nation - unity and the liberation of the slaves.
Although many people opposed him, both among his people and in his own party, he exhibited determination and consistency, which in the end cost him his life. Lincoln was murdered several days after the end of the Civil War in the United States, and became a legend not only in his own country, but the world over.
Dr. Yossi Ben Tolila is a graduate of the Department of Jewish History in Bar Ilan University, who lectures in various social contexts about historical personalities. In the lectures he discusses the biographies of the people in light of their times; the circumstances that contributed to their appearance on the stage of history; their thought and activity; and the influence of all these on their generation and future generations. As we know, biographies are of assistance in the study of history, and shed light on the personal, social and political factors, that formed the basis of past events. Download and start listening now!