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Thoughts on Nostalgia and an American Mid-Life Crisis

The 20th century started with an explosion of futurism, forward progress, excitement for a new world with quickly emerging technologies and it ended with nostalgia. The 21st century continues to grow at an exponential rate. Technology is improving faster than we can keep up with. Advancements in the medical field, business, transportation and entertainment continue to climb quickly. However, we desire to hit pause instead of riding this wave into a different earth, an unfamiliar future, a future that is at this point inevitable. We have hit pause globally.

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19th Century Rhetoric, Campaigning & A Poem by Abraham Lincoln

The ability to sway public opinion through speeches and political drama has always been of utmost importance for a presidential nominee. In Abraham Lincoln’s 19th century political landscape, speeches that managed to reach local and national press was the only path to political success. Their speeches needed to be well-versed, well-spoken and well-received. And if one of these elements was weaker than the other, his influential power would suffer. Research has shown that contemporary campaigning also favors memorable speeches for popularity gain.

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