Spannaus to Speak on Lincoln’s Legacy

Jan. 30, 2023—Americansystemnow’s editor Nancy Spannaus will address the weekly free speech forum sponsored by the Chicago-based College of Complexes this coming Saturday, February 4. Her topic is “What Every American Should Know about Abraham Lincoln.” The general public is invited to attend. The event details follow:

Date: February 4

Time: 6 PM Eastern, 5 PM Central Time.

Zoom access:; mobile phone:  +13126266799,,81216467150# US (Chicago); or Landline: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago). The meeting ID is 812 1646 7150

“Everybody thinks they know about President Abraham Lincoln,” Spannaus said. “But he is widely misunderstood. As a result, he is currently under attack from all sides of the political spectrum, with some claiming he launched an unnecessary bloody war, and others excoriating him and even taking down his statue for his alleged views on African Americans.”

“What I hope to do in this discussion is to provoke people to look more deeply into Lincoln’s history and thought. We can only scratch the surface in this one-session discussion, so I will only concentrate on the basics. If people are interested in more by me, they can access a couple of my classes on AmericanSystemNow‘s You Tube channel.”

This Lincoln statue in D.C., paid for by former slaves, has been a subject of great controversy.

“My presentation will focus on three critical areas: 1) Lincoln’s commitment to saving the Union; 2) the centrality and significance of his commitment to fulfilling the Declaration of Independence; and 3) his Hamiltonian economic policy. The last subject has been an area of my concentration for a number of years; it has been elaborated in my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street in a chapter entitled “Abraham Lincoln, Hamiltonian,” and in numerous articles on the blog.”

The College of Complexes hosts an open forum almost every Saturday night; it has hosted more than 3300 events since its founding in 1951. Its motto is “The Playground for People Who Think.” More information about its format, history, and future programs can be found at or on Facebook at . Questions can be directed to Program Coordinator Charles Paidock at 312) 842-5036, (312) 714-7790 cell, or

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