The parallels between the worlds of Lincoln and Obama

BY newsdesk  October 31, 2013 at 5:49 PM EDT

Journalist and author Kevin Peraino argues that there are many parallels to the challenges that faced Abraham Lincoln in the mid-19th century and those facing President Barack Obama today. NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan talks to Peraino about his new book, “Lincoln in the World,” and how Lincoln balanced pragmatism and idealism to his benefit as a leader.