Wyatt Earp

Everyone’s heard of Wyatt Earp haven’t they? The gunfight at the OK corral, Dodge city, Tombstone and Doc Holliday are all part of the western mythology. Part of a place of heroes and baddies, white hats and black hats, where usually, in the end the good guys save the day, possibly riding off into the sunset.

Question

In the modern world are women’s lives valued more than men’s? I ask this because I have noticed that whenever an explosion kills people (be it terrorist related, or done by some country’s army) those giving out about it state that it was terrible because women and children were among the dead or injured. And […]

Cultural Identity

I have been reading The Isles by Norman Davies. This is a history of the collection of European Islands which are often called the British Isles, or Britain and Ireland, or various different names. Davies uses the term The Isles because names are not politically neutral, and although it may seem like a silly thing […]