Chronicles Magazine Book Review

Free Greeks, Servile Americans

Conservatives are fond of saying that the United States is a republic, not a democracy, and in their appeals to the national conscience, they invoke the sacred language of republican tradition, citing scriptures from Aristotle and Cicero, from...

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    Flannery Flummery

    Professor Gordon provokes—she certainly does not evoke—memories of days in Milledgeville, Georgia, four decades ago and more, when Flannery O'Connor was a presence in that notable town, formerly the capital of the Peach State.

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    The Executioner's Tale

    This "celebration" of his intense love affair with America will not likely teach Norman Podhoretz's devotees anything new. For the most part, it incorporates material that can be found in earlier autobiographical writings and in Podhoretz's other...

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