Why Israeli leftists must see 'Lincoln'
The Radical Republicans' purist disdain for compromise in Lincoln's time is shared by today's left in Israel. They might sleep well at night, but by refusing to engage in realpolitik, what world will they wake up to in the morning?
There are a number of reasons to see Steven Spielberg's new film "Lincoln." A suspenseful plot is not one of them. There are no lovers that walk off into the sunset and the gun that doesn't appear in the first act also doesn't appear at the end either. So without spoiling the plot, I will say that the main reason to see this less-than-thrilling film is the level of political maturity it conveys.