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Spielberg’s Lincoln is a Grand Tribute to a Masterful Leader

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:53 AM
The number of people signing petitions requesting or demanding the right of secession from Obama's America is closing in on one million. The states have every right to secede, just as they had the right to accede. No, the misnamed "Civil War" (misnamed, because the South had no designs on taking over the central government) did not "settle things," it merely showed that a largely industrialized country could defeat a largely agrarian country.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is a different film than one would expect from the brilliant filmmaker responsible for unforgettable films like “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Unlike those two features, “Lincoln” takes place on a much smaller scale.

When its trailer arrived in theaters several months ago, many viewers undoubtedly believed that the film would attempt to tell Abraham Lincoln’s complete story, focusing on a young Illinois lawyer who became president and saved the Union from self-destruction. But this movie isn’t about that, nor is it simply a noble and simplistic tribute to the 16th President. The film is, instead,...