Chronicles Magazine October 1994

  • REVIEWS

    The Missionary's Son

    Henry Luce both created and dominated a new form of national journalism between 1930 and 1960. Founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Life, and Fortune, he is best remembered for his 1941 Life essay "The American Century," a robust call for the...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Coming Campaign

    "Populist" is a term so fraught with distortion and so apt to raise misleading connotations that we probably should find another word to use. It is worse in this respect than even "Whig" or "liberal."

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  • REVIEWS

    The Russian Frontier

    America, the historian Frederick Jackson Turner had it, is a land defined by its frontiers, once inexorably westward- lending, led by Manifest Destiny. The cultural geographer Carl Ortwin Sauer gave Turner's "frontier thesis" a twist that...

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  • REVIEWS

    Tally Halt!

    The history of the British novel is a great topic that must periodically be reconsidered, particularly now when we are so much more sophisticated than those provincials who wrote the novels as well as those belletrists whose accounts of those...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    PBS Hucksters

    PBS hucksters Biff and Muffy bleated "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" from my TV and radio a couple of weeks back. They're volunteers who run infomercial plead-athons on WTAX (KTAX west of the Mississippi).

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