Chronicles Magazine March 1988

The Statecraft of Stooges

What is going on in a country that manages to tolerate the shenanigans of Jim Wright, Jesse Jackson, Armand Hammer, Dr. Bernard Lown, and "sanctuary" churches? The easy answer is that some of these people are conscious subversives who know how to...

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  • VIEWS

    The (Politically) Supreme Court

    The great sound and fury over the nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court included many grand proclamations from all sides concerning the original intentions of the constitutionalists and the relevance of those intentions to our...

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  • VIEWS

    The Fear of Crisis

    In the November 1986 Encounter, the Princeton University economist Harold James sets out to tell us "Why We Should Learn to Love a Crisis." His explanation is not quite what we would expect from a champion of a market economy.

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  • REVIEWS

    Revenge of the Nerd

    Shortly before Christmas 1984, Bernhard Hugo Goetz shot and seriously wounded four young men, passengers on a New York City subway train. Before he disappeared into the winter evening, Goetz told the conductor that the four had been trying to rob...

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    Falling Off the Turnip Truck

    Searching for the "Southern quality" once identified by Marshall McLuhan can be an absorbing and rewarding quest. After all, the South is a vast and varied region, one that has, as things go in this country, a lot of history and a brace of...

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