January 01, 2003

A More Perfect Union


On his last night in the White House before leaving for Texas in 1963, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY is plagued with doubts. Meanwhile, PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN, walking the same corridors a century before, is troubled by dreams of death. Quite unexpectedly, the two men find themselves in the same room, seeking one another’s counsel. As each president believes the other to be an apparition, they review the seminal events of their lives, hoping to discern the cause of their fears. In particular, they explore their relationships with their wives and children. They consider their places in American history, as well as their private tests of character.