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Destiny Manifesto

US 2008

Destiny Manifesto traces the influence of the myth of the Wild West on America’s aggressive foreign policy. The USA is the oldest democracy in the world and nevertheless imposes excessive violence at home and abroad: this contradictory nature, often completely incomprehensible to foreigners, may perhaps indeed derive from Americans’ deeply rooted experience of frontier life, in which nature and neighbours consistently appeared as an enemy force, and self-defence as a sine qua non of survival. It is in any case predominantly the descendants of those settlers who remain steadfastly loyal to their government, even throughout the fiasco of the war with Iraq.

Martha Colburn, US 2006, 8 Min.