Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

The Illusions of Democracy

We live by our opinions. While other people's opinions are called illusions, if they pose no threat to our interests, and prejudices if they do, we call our own opinions "truth" or principles, if we are fools: "the most positive men are the most...

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    Glad To Be of Use

    While recognizing the fact of a common nationality throughout American history, Lind's American past is a succession of three regimes or "republics" that express the interests and values of the different population strains and classes that...

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    Nietzsche for Kids

    It is a rare polemicist who makes a successful career in fiction. But in The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957)—and with all the subtlety of dropping a grand piano on her reader's head—Ayn Rand conveyed her harsh philosophy to a broad...

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    Patriotic Gore

    This volume is particularly notable for readers of this journal for two reasons: First, some of it has appeared in these pages, and, secondly and more importantly, the truths it conveys have been a part of the core vision of Chronicles as,...

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    Equal Time

    If the best-seller lists are any guide, something odd is stirring in American attitudes toward religion, and specifically toward the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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    Highway Music

    American literature, Wallace Stegner once observed, is not so much about place as motion: we are a restless people, and we write restless books that hurtle us from A to B with a blur to mark our passage.

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