Chronicles Magazine November 1986

Plain People

The Century of the Common Man. That was the phrase Henry Wallace used to describe the world emerging out of the Second World War. Wars do have a way of leveling society into the great democracy of the dead and dying, and it is certainly the case...

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    Misprints and Misprision

    "When I hear the word 'theory,' I loosen the safety latch on my revolver," remarked one disgruntled language teacher recently. He had an excuse, after all. He had just listened to an hour-long exposition of a Lacanian interpretation of a debate...

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    Unconstitutional

    Not long ago Time magazine celebrated America with a special issue. Among the ornaments of this production was an essay by an ersatz "Tocqueville," purporting to provide an account of what that wise observer would say today, were he to update his...

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    Pulling the Plugs

    A generation ago, the strongest voice raised against materialism, scientism, and the depredations of technology and mass communication was that of rhetorician and second generation agrarian Richard Weaver.

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