From Ta-Nehisi Coates, writing about Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln:

In that sense, Lincoln lets its audience off too easy. It’s comforting to feel that we can always find great wisdom in the middle. For the slight cost of waving away those who carry radicalism in their very blood, it reaffirms our great faith in democracy. It’s much more terrifying to consider how democratic compromise can be disastrous and how zealotry can be perceptive. Lincoln should have been harder on us.
And I still loved it. And it still left me weepy. And you should still see it.

IMAGE: Weary Eyes: Abraham Lincoln by Debra Hurd (


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