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photoDuring his U.S. presidency, Abraham Lincoln wrestled with the big issues of his time: slavery, secession and civil war. And he left a legacy of ideas and ideals that America would do well to remember right now, says former New York governor Mario Cuomo in his new book, "Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever."

The reason why Lincoln remains relevant, says Cuomo, is because the major concerns of his era — equality, role of government, war and peace — still take center stage in America.

Click the "Listen" links to hear former New York governor Mario Cuomo talk about today's divided America, his Democratic party, and the lessons of Abraham Lincoln.

Guests:

Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and author of the new book, "Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on July 8, 2004.

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