Caitrin Nicol Keiper (b. 1985) is the executive editor of Philanthropy magazine, a publication of the Philanthropy Roundtable. Previously, Caitrin was managing editor of The New Atlantis, a quarterly journal on the social, political, and ethical implications of advances in science and technology, where she remains a senior editor. Her work has appeared in publications such as the American Interest, the Washington Times, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, and First Things, as well as in the books Acculturated and Proud to Be Right. In 2012, she was awarded the Robert Novak Fellowship from the Phillips Foundation for a project called “Seeking the Soul in American Medicine.” She has studied and worked in India and Haiti. She holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago.
On March 4, 1865—just a month before Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox—Abraham Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address. Invoking theological speculation and quoting Scripture, he offered an interpretation of the meaning of the war, which enabled him to summon Americans to a new and more difficult public purpose.