Chronicles Magazine Culture

Mother Goose vs. Hell

To read the newspapers, one would think there was a health care debate going on in the United States. But the word "debate" implies two parties, and the spectrum of the current discussions is limited to the deeper shades of pink, since neither...

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  • REVIEWS

    Discovering Japan

    Away on the western brink of the Pacific Rim lies a land so mysterious to most Americans that it might as well be mythical. There, according to popular understanding, thrives a breed of 122 million fantastically rich people who through black...

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    Dead White Male Beyond the Pale

    This book is a powerful example of Faulkner's wisdom that the past isn't dead—it isn't even past. Mortar shells falling on Heathrow's runways, even when they fail to detonate, effectively remind us of the Troubles they are designed to remind us...

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  • Correspondence

    Arguing With Apes

    It was all the way back in 1860, when Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, participated in an open debate with T.H. Huxley, Darwin's leading supporter, that at least for England the evolutionary debate was effectively decided once and for all.

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