Unfortunately, contrary to reading well researched and accurate stuff like O'Reilly's book, many a citizen will think the movie is reality and accurate History. Not so. A minor illustration: Lincoln did not tolerate crude language or profanity, even from his military leadership, and said so. The producers took poetic license, in this case, as they usually do. People go away with impressions that are inaccurate, and may or may not be significant. What they see on the screen may be light years away from the real man.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...
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