Telling America’s Story, and Why It Matters

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There is actually one more chap[ter in our trilogy on how the western myth has shaped America. It cams quite a few years later when I was reflecting on various things that go with it. I think it sums up the series fairly well.

We have often talked about the role of the western in how America sees itself, and indeed in how the world sees America. In fact in one her very first posts here, Jessica started the topic, saying…

My father was fifty when I was born, and his tastes in movies became mine. When other teenage girls were swooning about Kevin Costner (really???), I was dismissive. John Wayne was my hero – and remains so. He summed up America for me. Strong, but never boastful about it. I remember crying when I saw ‘The Man who shot Liberty Vallance’ – it was so unfair – it…

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