Chronicles Magazine February 1987

  • VIEWS

    A Civic Proposal

    The year 1986 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Mïes van der Rohe. Mr. Mïes (the plumage "van der Rohe" was invented by him well into his career) is considered by many to be the most influential architect of this century.

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  • VIEWS

    The Magnificent Tarkington

    The Midwest is a lucky place for an American novelist to be from. Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, and Theodore Dreiser all made good money by holding up their native region to international ridicule, while Hemingway and Fitzgerald did even...

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  • REVIEWS

    School Daze

    American education has never been in very good shape, so criticizing it now would be a redundancy, except for the fact that we are facing an increasing teacher shortage across the curricula and across all grade levels which shows no signs of...

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