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Wilberforce and Jefferson: Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes

In his lecture, Mr. Blunt asked the question, “why did the tyrant monarchy, England end slavery peacefully when America, the land of liberty spilled the blood of six hundred thousand people to accomplish the same end? Why does a leader in public service persist for an entire career toward solving a great national moral need while another turns aside? What factors are needed to sustain a life of faithful public service?” He argues that these are the questions that are as pertinent for our day, (and perhaps more so), as they were to the 19th century.