The New Populist Right and the Death of the Father
Cultural change generally moves slowly, and when we first take notice, we sometimes find that its roots are already firmly in place.
I clearly recall my reflecting upon the final scene of Quentin Tarantino’s much praised and somewhat reviled Kill Bill when I first saw it in the summer of 2006. The end depicts how the heroine mother, our main character, defeats the antagonist father who then in good sportsmanship cedes the throne, acknowledging the just satisfaction of the mother’s grievances. Afterwards, he walks away into the darkness to die, leaving mother and daughter reunited at last, free of his yoke,