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Watch the Very Terrence Malick-y ‘The Better Angels’ Trailer

Entertainment / Film : SlashFilm

We’ve seen plenty of movies about Abraham Lincoln — including, most recently, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln — but none quite like this. The Better Angels takes place long before all of the stuff Lincoln got famous for, focusing instead...

The great data debate

Business & Finance / Economics : Tim Harford

‘The idea that we can somehow measure “the thing that matters most” is quite absurd’ As he appeals to the British public to vote him in as prime minister, the leader of the opposition proposes collecting new data to provide a better...

Lincoln and Churchill

Business & Finance / Career & Jobs :

Lewis E. Lehrman examines two great wartime leaders. An excerpt: President Lincoln’s English-speaking counterpart during the 20th century was surely the great war leader and statesman Winston Spencer Churchill. Churchill, too, had a...

Civility no More: Where are the Better Angels of Politics?

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog

In 1860 as this nation stood on the brink of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln implored Americans and their political leaders to think of, "the better angels of our nature," before committing totally to the dissolution of the Uni...

The Other Lincoln Movie

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

Aaron Brady remembers John Ford's classic film, Young Mr. Lincoln, detailing its subtle misgivings about American democracy: [T]he responsibility of America’s great men is not to inspire the better angels of our human nature—because...


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