Chronicles Magazine February 1996

  • VITAL SIGNS

    Government and the Press

    Capitalism has moved the democratization of society in a conservative direction, because at the same time that the differing wealth and income of individuals ensures that their purchasing power varies, each is a consumer able to make his or her...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Mad Farmer

    In his latest book, Berry proves that the tradition, though too often ignored today, is alive and well. He has been farming and writing in his native Henry County, Kentucky, for 30 years now.

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  • REVIEWS

    Brief Mentions

    W.H. Auden is famous for poems about totalitarian evil, but he also wrote frivolous verse when in the mood. In assembling As I Walked Out One Evening, Edward Mendelson, the executor of Auden's estate, sifted through the vast corpus of his work,...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    Flogging

    "Boys had been beaten since history began and it would be a bad day for the world if ever, inconceivably, boys should cease to be beaten." So said C.S. Forester in "Lieutenant Hornblower."

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