Chronicles Magazine VIEWS

Go East, Young Man

We shall soon be celebrating the cardinal date of the second Christian millennium, the fall of New Rome, otherwise known as Constantinople in 1453. For a thousand years after the collapse of the Western empire.

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    Blaming Columbus

    The news that politically correct groups in the United States are greeting the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America by denouncing the great explorer as an imperialist exploiter has been greeted with incredulity and derision in Europe.

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    Crime Story

    Probably not since Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind has a popular novel influenced Americans as deeply as Mario Puzo's The Godfather. Appearing in 1969, the book remains, according to the inflated come-on of its publisher's blurb, "the...

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