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What's often missing, though, is the timeless Lincoln, the Lincoln whom all generations, our own no less than that of 1909, can lay claim to.

the part that i am more confused about is "our own no less than that of 1909".

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    "Our own [generation can lay claim to Lincoln] no less than that [the generation] of 1909 can lay claim to Lincoln." (Lincoln is timeless. All generations can EQUALLY lay claim to him.)

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