Garry Wills





Garry Wills

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in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
May 22, 1934

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Garry Wills is an author and historian, and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. In 1993, he won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, which describes the background and effect of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.



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Saint Augustine
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“Only the winners decide what were war crimes. ”
Garry Wills

“Accountability is the essence of democracy. If people do not know what their government is doing, they cannot be truly self-governing. The national security state assumes the government secrets are too important to be shared, that only those in the know can see classified information, that only the president has all the facts, that we must simply trust that our rulers of acting in our interest.”
Garry Wills, Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

“God initiates the salvation of man to express the Father's love, not a punitive deflecting of the Father's anger.”
Garry Wills, Why Priests?



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