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Western Movie Essay - High Plains Drifter

The Western Enters the 70s – Part 3: Expansion Pains

“The cowboy is an emissary of civilisation, enduring all the hardships the elements can throw at him to create a space in which civilised values can flourish unhindered. The symbolism of the cowboy is so potent that it continues to be invoked for political gain.”