Clint Eastwood & social class

I’ve been writing over at Ricochet about how social class has emerged in the work of the most successful contriver of popular spectacles, Marvel / Disney, who is never suspected of peddling anything but mindless fun. I am not really surprised at this development: Heroes in America tend to emerge in stories about protection–about caring for those in need who are otherwise neglected–& this then lends itself to teach conservatives the future of conservatism. The middle class has no winning arguments, it would seem, but the obvious winning argument is protection. Let me turn to my new Ricochet post–something I have been considering lately about Mr. Clint Eastwood’s movies. I want to tell you a bit about what to look for in his movies, in case you are & or… Continue reading