Thursday, October 06, 2016
Writ with Lightning?
Leslie M. Alexander in The Nation, Vinson Cunningham in The New Yorker, and Danielle McGuire in The Hollywood Reporter react to 2016's The Birth of a Nation.
"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride!—how consoling in the depths of affliction! 'And this, too, shall pass away.'" --Abraham Lincoln, 1859