Alex Massie

John Wayne Explains the Culture Wars

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Here's the Duke being interviewed by Canadian television in 1960. It's striking how contemporary it all sounds once the conversation moves on to politics. Fifty years on and you hear many of the same arguments...

Hat-tip: Terry Teachout whose new biography of Louis Armstrong comes highly recommended.]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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