150 years ago today Abraham Lincoln was shot.

Many are recalling this piece of American history. Unlike today where we live in a global village, communications and patterns of interaction and “diplomacy” were different. so it is difficult to gauge just how much the assassination of Lincoln might have changed the world.

However, we still feel compelled to contemplate “What if Lincoln had lived” ? Would the United States have been different ?

We have lived through the assassinations of Kennedys, MLK, Sadat and Rabin, and we have seen just how they changed the trajectory of events.

While there is no definite answer to the question we still pause and wonder.