Chronicles Magazine Foreign Affairs

The Iron Lady Down Under

She is the most powerful, the most revered, and the most reviled woman in Australia today. Before February 1996, almost no one even in her home state of Queensland had heard of her.

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  • Perspective

    Birth of a Nation

    Most of us in the United States are hyphenated Americans: Hispanic-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Irish-Americans. Even WASPs have taken refuge in the term "Anglo-American," as if the British stock did not define the American identity.

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    The Revolt of the French Masses

    Charles de Gaulle, on the subject of Algeria: "Pinay, the facts may prove me wrong, but History will prove me right." Finance Minister Anoine Pinay: "But, Monsieur le Président, I thought History was written with facts."

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