January 18, 2013

Can Stephen Harper Be Canada's Lincoln?

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

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Before Christmas, Prime Minister Stephen Harper took along a large number of Conservative caucus members to see Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, now nominated for 12 Academy Awards. Afterward, there apparently was a discussion about the film, led by Mr. Harper. We can only surmise what was said, but hardened politicos, having watched a political film, were unlikely to spend much time on camera angles or lighting or, indeed, about historical accuracy. (The film was very accurate). Instead, chances are they talked about the political lessons embedded in Lincoln.

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