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Goldberg: Like Lincoln, King now belongs to the ages

Goldberg: Like Lincoln, King now belongs to the ages

One of the best things about the passage of historical time is how the partisanship of a given moment melts away. If you've seen the musical "Hamilton" (or paid attention in civics class) you'd know that long before George Washington left office, the Founding Fathers were bitterly divided into rival partisan camps, now largely forgotten.

There are many reasons why time wears away the hard edges of partisanship. Nostalgia alone carries a significant chunk of the load. Also, while hindsight is never really 20/20 -- if it were, we'd never argue about the past -- the passage of time allows us to see how once-polarizing figures fit in grander narratives. This is what Edwin...

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