Chronicles Magazine February 1986

  • VIEWS

    Simple Goethe

    Last summer, I read simultaneously Goethe's Dichtung und Wahrheit, his autobiography up to the time of writing Werther, his collected travel diaries, and his life by Emil Ludwig.

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  • REVIEWS

    Guns, Butter, and Guilt

    It is 40 years now since the Allies claimed victory over Germany and survivors on both sides made the first groping attempts to uncover the meaning of Nazism. Yet despite the availability of almost inexhaustible sources and the persistence of...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Bear and His Claws

    No matter where the finger roams on the map, the question inevitably arises: What are the Russians trying to do here? Richard F. Staar, a Senior Fellow at The Hoover Institution and an authority on Soviet communism, seeks to assess the global...

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  • REVIEWS

    Naming the Bard

    It's not the same as saying that God is dead, or the world is flat, or the check is in the mail. Yet one would think that Charlton Ogburn had committed that kind of atrocity . . .

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  • Perspective

    Between the Lines

    Not too long ago we devoted an issue to the death of serious art. While there may be many objections to the thesis that popular culture has replaced painting, the symphony, and the drama, there is no doubt that the estate of poetry is as low as...

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