Living the Lie

John Ford didn't just make Westerns, he created American myths, in which the violence and savagery of the Old West was transformed into a civilization and republic. Andy, Colin, and Richard discuss one of Ford's masterpieces, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). 


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Searchers (1956)
Opening scene of The Searchers
Akira Kurosawa
Fort Apache (1948)
Carl Schmitt 
Reinhart Koselleck, Crisis and Critique (1959)