Chronicles Magazine March 1996

From Household to Nation

If there was any major difference between the presidential campaign of Pat Buchanan in 1995 and his first run at the Republican nomination in 1992, it was the relative calm with which his enemies greeted the announcement of his second candidacy...

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  • VIEWS

    Who Can We Shoot?

    Who better to kick off a discussion of American populism than Henry James? In The Portrait of a Lady Sockless Hank had Henrietta Stackpole define a "cosmopolite": "That means he's a little of everything and not much of any.

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  • VIEWS

    Campaign Finance Reform

    In accepting the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1908, this century's greatest populist warned: "How can the people hope to rule if they are not able to learn, until after the election, what the predatory interests are doing?"

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  • VIEWS

    The Populist Rainbow

    It is June 1994, and Anthony Hilder is attending a Southern California gathering called "The New World Order." Two overhead projectors beam book-covers alleging Masonic conspiracies onto the walls.

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