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Western Lit: ‘The End of the Myth’ Probes the Injustice of Manifest Destiny—and Its Relationship to the 2016 Election

The American West is a region that has been conscripted into the service of the nation’s frontier myth. Nowhere are the absurdities and tragedies of this myth more apparent than in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. From the hackneyed re-enactments of Tombstone’s Gunfight at the OK Corral to the real-life vigilantes and outlaws who haunt the deserts […]