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Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human beings, but that, without Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our country might have been lost to the disintegrating influence of lesser men. "Lincoln" is such a stunningly good movie that I have already seen it twice. Daniel Day-Lewis completely inhabits the person of the 16th president; the actor disappears, and we are confronted with as close an approximation of the real man as we are ever likely...

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