Chronicles Magazine Politics

The Sacraments of Anti-Christ

"A Republican marriage," said a French actress of the 18th century, "is the sacrament of adultery." This bon mot is recorded by Sir Walter Scott in the description of the French Revolution with which he begins his Life of Napoleon.

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    The Stupid Country

    According to a recent Roper poll, only 13 percent of the college graduating class of '96 could pass a simple quiz on material suitable for elementary school students. Ninety-two percent of those taking this quiz failed to identify the author or...

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