Chronicles Magazine Perspective

The Great American Outlaw

When Public Enemies was making the rounds in theaters across America last summer, doing nearly $100 million of business domestically, I was reminded that we Americans love our outlaws—not our criminals, mind you, but our outlaws. It is a...

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  • Perspective

    Print the Legend

    By the standards of civilized life, both sides were guilty of cold-blooded murder, but, if we look at it from the killers' perspectives, they all had reasons that amounted to justification according to the Code of the West.

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