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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Abbott, Lyman

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ABBOTT, LYMAN (1835–), American divine and author (see 1.26), continued after 1910 as editor of The Outlook, and in a less degree as a public speaker, to take an active part in the discussion of important public questions. After the outbreak of the World War he supported the cause of the Allies, and on the sinking of the "Lusitania" in 1915 urged that America break off diplomatic relations with Germany. He was the author of The Spirit of Democracy (1910); America in the Making (1911, being the Yale lectures on the responsibilities of citizenship); The Four Anchors (1911); Letters to an Unknown Friend (1913); Reminiscences (1915, containing in the preface an admirable summary of his liberal views) and The Twentieth Century Crusade (1918).