Revisions – The Wild (and Tranquil) West

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American intellectuals have spent much of this century blaming the frontier experience for everything from cultural poverty (John Crowe Ransom) to "our lawless heritage" (James Truslow Adams). The high rates of violent crime in modern cities, they insist, cannot be caused by anything we are doing now­ that is . . .

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