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). 

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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)