Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Riding the Range with Robert Pondiscio

I'm not that surprised that conservatives in the West like to use romantic representations of cowboys in their character education, just as you wouldn't be shocked if a liberal New Englander lingered over, say, the Bread and Roses Strike in a similar context. But lets be clear, this "Code of the West" has little, if anything, to do with genuine social history, so when Robert Pondiscio raises the subject on the Core Knowledge blog, it gives you an opportunity to see where his priorities lie. Apparently not so much with historical accuracy.

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