The American West: A Heritage of Peace


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NIGHTWATCH
February 14, 2004, 03:27 AM
You wont hear this on PBS :cool:

http://www.mises.org/fullstory.asp?control=1449

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BluesBear
February 14, 2004, 06:04 AM
An Armed Society Is A Polite Society


Plus parents taught their children morals and values.

Bill Hook
February 14, 2004, 12:19 PM
Bellesiles, Michael. A., ed. Lethal Imagination: Violence and Brutality in American History. New York University Press 1999.


:rolleyes:

Mulliga
February 14, 2004, 12:58 PM
Consider the 1992 film Unforgiven. Sometimes called the "unwestern," this film portrays the West as a place of capricious violence and chaos where law and order is regularly undone by crooked sheriffs, vengeful bounty hunters, and abusive cowpokes.

Are they watching the same movie? What I got from "Unforgiven" was that the old West was basically a quiet place, what with all that open space. People lived in houses that weren't crammed next to each other, and they had room for their own land and their own business.

Of course, unlike what that idiot Bellesiles claims, they all had guns :).

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