Three great Western films—Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and the contemporary No Country for Old Men—delve deep into the American psyche and make a broad claim that the American way of mixing freedom and rule is inherently flawed.
Author information: Kiley Duhn is a Business Economics and Accountancy double major and Political Science minor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating in the Class of 2019, she plans to pursue a career in tax consulting at a public accounting firm.
"The Problem of the West[ern],"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 2:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/compass/vol2/iss1/1