Who the “heck” is Francis Lieber?
Argghhh! The Home of Two Of Jonah’s Military Guys) has a great post, Milblogging: Francis Lieber and the Loyal Publication Society, that I think everyone should read. at has written a post that goes back in history to the time of our Civil War. During the war, Lincoln’s Administration and the Union, much as we are seeing today with this present War failed to take advantage of an organized “PR” and News Campaign. This hurt the Union cause because the South took full advantage of the written word and an organized “PR” campaign. The advantage of the South’s efforts was improvement of morale for the troops, foreign support, and more importantly popular support.
However, Francis Lieber and the “Loyal Publication Society” changed all that. Who was Francis Lieber? On the grand scheme of important people of the times, no one special. But Francis had an undying loyalty to the Union. Go read Kat’s post and see the impact just one person can have in a nation at war through the “free press.” Then read about how today’s milbloggers compare with the spirit and determination of Francis Lieber. This is one of the best posts I have read in a while and I think you will enjoy it also!
Take time to read the entire post. Francis Lieber has another distinction of world wide significance that I found astounding. I did not learn any of this in my High School or College History Courses. Sadly and unfortunately, Lieber wasn’t even mentioned. But, his other contribution had a world wide impact still felt to this day! Read about the “Lieber Code!”
H/T: Molblogging.com:In the Blogs – Milblogging: Francis Lieber and the Loyal Publication Society