Chronicles Magazine Letters

The Real American Dilemma

America is a nation of immigrants. How often is that declaration trotted out to explain why it would be immoral to do something about controlling immigration, as if every country were not a nation of immigrants.

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  • REVIEWS

    Blood Relations

    In 1840, when Edgar Allan Poe wrote the first modern detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," an unsuspecting public scarcely realized it was witnessing the birth of a new genre that would actually become the most ecumenical of all...

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  • Correspondence

    Tabula Rasa

    If George Bush accomplishes nothing else in his lifetime, he has at least earned a secure niche in future editions of Trivial Pursuit. Not since Martin Van Buren trounced the Whigs in 1836 has an incumbent Vice President been elected to the White...

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  • Correspondence

    Under the (Smoking) Gun

    In The Wall Street Journal on June 16 last, Mr. Alexander Cockburn—whose regular presence in the premier organ of capitalist opinion, by the way, nicely illustrates Lenin's maxim about rope—argued that the current antismoking hysteria is a...

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