Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

Restore the Constitution!

In recent years, American politics has been preoccupied with moral questions, or what are now called "social issues": sexual immorality, sodomy, abortion, pornography, and recreational drugs.

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    Crowned With Thorns and Glory

    Felicity Allen begins her superb biography of Jefferson Davis with this portrait, supplied by his wife, of the captured Confederate President as he was being conveyed to Fortress Monroe, where he was forced to endure indignity and mistreatment...

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    Upstairs, Backstairs

    Anyone writing a novel about thoroughbred racing in Kentucky would think first of setting it at Churchill Downs—that brassy track in Louisville which holds its tinsel-television spectacle of the Kentucky Derby every May.

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    Onward and Upward

    Like the Roman cursus honorum, the ascending path of neoconservative success is carefully prescribed. Instead of the progress from aedile to consul, however, the journey leads through hackwork up to the glories of publishing with Basic Books,...

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