Chronicles Magazine Politcs

  • Cultural Revolutions

    An Unexpected Eruption

    Sweden experienced an unexpected eruption of right-wing populism this autumn. While news accounts focused on the electoral defeat of the ruling Social Democrats and the victory of a center-right coalition, the bigger story was the success of two...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    A Legal Execution

    A legal execution occurred last summer in South Carolina, the first in about two years. Donald ("Pee Wee") Gaskins, a rural Bluebeard credited with 16 murders, was embraced by the electric chair amidst general public relief and the usual...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Taking Root

    Captain Thomas Santorno, who aspired to be chief of the San Francisco Fire Department, recently achieved fame, or notoriety, when he claimed that he legitimately changed his self-identification from Gaucasian (his father) to Hispanic (his mother).

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