Chronicles Magazine Culture

The Ruined Tenement

"Every child should be taught to respect the sanctity of his neighbor's house, garden, fields, and all that is his." When James Fenimore Cooper insisted upon the inviolability of property, his conviction was as much the fruit of personal...

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  • VIEWS

    Treat Them to a Good Dose of Lead

    While working my way through traffic snarls on the freeways of Los Angeles I listened intently to a radio talk show, when a caller urged that all citizens should go about armed, the program host exclaimed, "My God, that would be like the Old...

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  • Correspondence

    T-Shirt Vendors Beware

    I'm back in Manhattan Criminal Court for another round of The People of the State of New York v. Robert Spencer, looking at a misdemeanor conviction. At previous court appearances, the People have offered me plea-bargains of fines and community...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Recently Discussed

    Gays and Judaism were recently discussed in the summer 1993 issue of the Public Interest. Since the author of the article, Dennis Praeger, had been identified a few weeks before in Insight as a political conservative and Jewish traditionalist,...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Visual Perversions

    The obscene production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro perpetrated on a national audience by "director" Peter Sellars and his ensemble troupe in 1991 still bothers me, not least because the abomination has just recently been released on laser disc.

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