That's an interesting video - I want to listen to it again; I got lost a couple of places (mostly because I was listening to it in bed, around 11pm, and nodded off.)

The political positions Anderson held show that the thoughts about war, slavery, union, and such were really quite nuanced and not as simple as we tend to think. The fact that people did actually spend time listening to, and reading, some very long speeches and could follow trains of complicated thought make me wish for the "good old days" as I listen to the pure crap that passes for political discussion today.

Thanks for sharing this; I really enjoyed it.