Today, I am joined by Prof. John Marini for the first in a series of podcasts on Great Westerns. We start with The Searchers, John Ford’s thematic treatment of the sacred law of the family. American freedom out West and the nature-civilization conflict are treated in parallel in a story that blends comedy and tragedy with an eye to Homer. This is John Wayne’s greatest role and it is an education about human things wrapped into one. Listen and share, friends!
You can find Prof. Marini’s essays for the Claremont Review of Books here. If you’re interested in an erudite conservative book review — this is the best in America, so consider subscribing!
I should add, I am a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute — where I met the professor — and if you know any young conservatives with an interest in journalism or public service — this is the best institute they could attend for serious scholarship.