Chronicles Magazine November 1994

Political Trust-Busting

In the "nihilistic politics of the 1990's," warns a newswriter for the Wall Street Journal, "party loyalty counts for almost nothing." The writer means obeisance to the two major parties, which the civics books imply are ordained by God to rule us.

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  • VIEWS

    The Impotent American Voter

    Our great-great-grandfathers, if they were American voters, enjoyed greater opportunity to change policy with their votes than we do today. It is a paradox that as the number of Americans permitted to vote has increased over the past century, the...

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  • VIEWS

    Grassroots Extremism

    "Extremist" is a word that may conjure up images of hooded Klansmen crowded around a burning cross or of Black Panther separatists or kooky 60's "revolutionaries." Or perhaps images of Hitler, Stalin, or Mao come to mind.

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