I saw the movie Lincoln last night. It is brilliant! Two commanding performances by Daniel Day-Lewis (as Lincoln) and Tommy Lee Jones (as Thaddeus Stevens). I think both actors captured the essence of the respective persons. Particularly poignant is Lincoln's commentary on Euclid's axiom about equality. Lincoln saw all persons as equal, and the equality of all being self-evident. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_(2012_film [Broken]) I have a hard copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln, which I need to get back to reading.