Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

The Pterodactyls of Lima

As we left for Ayacucho, Lucho Monasi Cockburn took out his machete from under his car seat and put it between the two of us. "It's a bad road," he said and looked at me. His eyes were blue, almost lost between the wrinkles of his smile. "One...

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    An Invisible Man

    The late Louis Lomax, columnist and television personality, had delivered a lecture at Ferris State College, Michigan, when there arose in the audience a large, militant, black activist.

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    The Third World Revisited

    Among the few writers who can counter accusations of white man's imperialism without empathizing with the spirit of Cecil Rhodes is the French novelist and journalist Pascal Bruckner. He has identified faulty arguments about the Third World and...

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    Sense and Sensibility

    It is a rare American poem, this late in the 20th century, that dares to be understood. Jane Greer's slim volume, Bathsheba on the Third Day, is full of such poems, which give this first book a mature heft and solidity.

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    Stargazers

    The political left's deconstruction of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" into an ICBM closing on a child's bedroom window is only the most memorable of the assaults on the Strategic Defense Initiative since it was announced by President Ronald...

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