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letters | SHOULD ‘LINCOLN’ BE HISTORICALLY ACCURAT E?

Writers are paid enough to get the facts right

AFTER TWO careful readings, the reasoning of the Globe’s editorial condoning revision of history in the film “Lincoln” still escapes me (“As a teacher of history, Hollywood isn’t high school,” Feb. 18). I can see no justification for reversing bald truths in the pursuit of drama. Writers of movies are paid enough to expect that they could tell a story without perverting history.

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Harvey E. Finkel

Brookline