Category: Feature


Westerns: The American Epic


In this first episode of the Podcast series, Dr. Fleming discusses the enduring appeal of the genre of the Western and things to keep in mind as we will watch films on which both he and host Stephen Heiner will comment. Homework for episode 2? Watch the 1929 version of The Virginian.


America, a Captive Nation: The Destruction of Monuments

The first American oubtreak of political iconoclasm took place during the Federal government’s “reconstruction” of the South.  The euphemism “reconstruction” is a typical tool of all despotisms, which use words like patriotism, human rights, people’s republics, reeducation camps, and social justice to cover vast confiscations of property, mass murder, and the corruption of children