Chronicles Magazine VIEWS

Jefferson or Mussolini?

The right side of the World Wide Web has been aquiver with reports on Executive Order 13083, otherwise known as Bill Clinton's attempted coup d'etat. How seriously should we take the Clinton plot to abolish the last vestiges of states' rights?

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    Dwight Macdonald

    A Rebel in Defense of Tradition is the title of Michael Wreszin's 1994 biography of Dwight Macdonald (1906- 1982). It is a very good title, by which I mean something more than a "handle"; it is a precise phrase, a summary properly affixed to the...

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    The Lion of Idaho

    The latest fad among leftist historians, according to the New York Times, is the study of the conservative movement. "By marrying social and political history," the Times announced, "this new wave of scholarship is revising the history of...

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