Chronicles Magazine Politcs

A Time to Reap

I do not know what the city-bred recollect of childhood, but one of my earliest memories is of a sunny Easter morning, when I was no more than three or four years old, standing in an unpaved lane that led down to a tiny farm: the bright new grass...

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  • VIEWS

    Mutiny In Paradise

    In December 1787 His Majesty's armed transport Bounty crept out of Portsmouth harbor on a clandestine mission, heading for the vast and largely uncharted South Pacific. Tahiti, a tiny pinpoint of land in the Polynesian Islands, was the goal.

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  • VIEWS

    Why Souls Fly Away

    Don't ask me, was my first thought. The last parrot I owned was—I swear—killed 10 years ago by an ex-friend who, with Joseph Krutch, believed that hunting was the ultimate evil.

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  • VIEWS

    My Country 60's

    I lived in Vermont from 1962-71, and I met many of what I later came to call 60's people. While I recognized them for what they were at the time—that required no great penetration—nevertheless there were things about them that puzzled me: Why did...

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  • VIEWS

    The First Green International

    Peasant agrarianism, some say, was Central Europe's "missed opportunity" for independent political development in this century. Such arguments have been heard particularly since 1947, as the refugees from Marxist Europe organized their...

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  • Correspondence

    Swan Song

    Tucked away in the residential area along suburban Philadelphia's main line lies the idyllic campus of Eastern College. For the last four years this Christian academic institution has sponsored the Evangelical Roundtable: an attempt to find...

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