The Wild West was not wild – it was "hard work, trade, tedium, and peace"
One of the most potent anti-liberty memes has been that simple phrase, the "Wild West". Wild as in lawless, violent, murderous. And one of the most potent pro-liberty memes is therefore, if only because it negates the first meme, the fact that the Wild...
Samizdata.net on March 3, 2004