(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Tue Mar 17 10:43:25 PDT 2009
>Anyway, the "Wild West" is too imbeded, it seems to me, on the minds of the Americans. That's normal. Plus, there's the constitution. The conquest of the vast and wild frontier, frontier life, and the inerent dangers of such a setting, all this was pretty different from the european experience in the 19th century. I think this is something, together with your constitution, that is still pretty much alive in your minds. It generates passions regarding the whole "guns or no guns" issues that are completely alien to europeans.
That's how I took your post, and I thought it was an interesting insight. I didn't take it as a dis on Americans. Of course, not all of our families were even here during the wild west, but it's suffused into the culture, for sure.
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