Chronicles Magazine Book Review

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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    Experiencing Civilization

    In the home, away from the scientific model that permeates our Deweyized, politically correct classrooms, young children can experience the thrill and wonder of discovering our common cultural heritage in the company and under the direction of...

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    Scorched Earth

    The great debate over the humanities curriculum is the one that never took place. What some disgruntled academics call "the traditional curriculum" is really the hopeless hodgepodge that was cobbled together in the period that stretches, roughly...

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    Genius in the Making

    Laura Ingalls Wilder was already in her 60's when she began to write the novelistic memoirs that made her famous; she was not quite 44 when, invited to speak on chicken-raising, she wrote out her speech to be read at an agricultural meeting...

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    Georgics on My Mind

    "Farmer-poet" is one of those hyphenated epithets that summons up a vision, and for most readers of American poetry that vision is embodied by Robert Frost, who, the legend has it, turned out memorable poems in spare moments stolen from...

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