One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Battling over racism then, health care now, U.S. society is still at war with itself.
Do Americans — who have a conflicted attitude toward government — realize the economic power that Abraham Lincoln wielded?
Why must the United States become a more unified, cohesive society in order to confront its deep-seated issues?
Will U.S. leaders finally strike the same bargain that Germany's arch-conservative leader pulled off back in 1883?