Chronicles Magazine Politcs

American Empire

Developed nations should assist poorer states by doing no harm. Washington should end government-to-government assistance, which has so often buttressed regimes dedicated to little more than maintaining power and has eased the economic pressure...

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  • VIEWS

    New York vs. New York

    Plunkitt lived in the days before garbage scows, Tawana Brawley, Nelson Rockefeller, radioactive waste, and the decimation of local government. In the Upstate-Downstate marriage, Plunkitt's was the Era of Good Feelings.

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  • VIEWS

    New England Against America

    In the heroic effort to establish an American literature, intellect, and culture before the Civil War, the main line of tension was not between cosmopolitans and provincials, nor between classicists and romanticists. It was regional.

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  • Anniversary

    THE PARTY STATE

    People choose sides in civil, fashionable, moral, or metaphysical questions very much as children choose which local football team they will (notionally) support.

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