Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

Law and/or Order

All civilization rests upon the executioner. Despite our feelings of revulsion, "He is the horror and bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible agent from the world, and at that very moment, order gives way to chaos, thrones topple,...

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    Playing Possum

    [Mr. Navrozov] believes, first, what has been happening in the Soviet Union since March 1985, namely its visible decomposition, is a KGB disinformation achievement, that the "collapse of communism" is what he calls a "mass fiction," that...

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    Sheer Christianity

    For a long time after "modern" first came into the language, it was an innocuous little word, the simple opposite of "ancient," and insofar as it had connotations, they were not very good ones. Shakespeare always used it to mean "commonplace,"...

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