Chronicles Magazine Perspective

Election Day: A Means of State Control

Interpreting elections is a national spectator sport, offering as many "meanings" as there arc board-certified spin doctors. Nevertheless, all of these disparate revelations, insights, and brilliant interpretations share a common, unthinking...

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    The Evil of Banality

    "The banality of evil" is one of those vapid and misleading phrases that can churn up a tidal wave in a mud puddle. In a trivial sense, Nazi bureaucrats were banal enough, but there was a heroic dimension to the evil of Hitler and Goering, a...

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