Chronicles Magazine Book Review

Thoughts of Empire

When Mikhail Gorbachev declared that he was going to withdraw Russian troops from Afghanistan, people were so entranced by his supposed sincerity that they neglected more interesting aspects of the announcement.

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    Golden Days of Yore

    Richard Harding Davis exemplified the all-American ideal of Anglo-Saxon manhood—a chivalrous adventurer of spotless character and intentions, sporting, always in favor of the underdog, not too intellectual, and never without a clean starched...

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    What Is to Be Done?

    The first thing I did when I became president of the Motion Picture Association of America was to junk the Hays Production Code." Jack Valenti eliminated the Hays Production Code in 1966—when the average weekly motion-picture audience in the...

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    The Recovery of the West

    There are dangers in a daughter writing her father's biography: the danger that she will be too uncritical if her relationship with him were close and affectionate; or, as is more common these days, that she will be too critical if it were not.

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