Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

What Makes for Real Prosperity?

Broadly interpreting the Sherman Antitrust Act as a means to reign in large economic organizations that had spun out of control, Supreme Court Justice Rufus Peckham acknowledged that bigger businesses, because of economies of scale, could...

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  • IN THE DARK

    False Redeemers

    American film would be poorer without Robert Redford. As an actor and as a director, he has given us some vastly entertaining movies along with a handful of genuinely original and challenging dramas.

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    The Puzzler

    Lord Keynes’ biographer Robert Ski-delsky described Keynes’ principal rival in the 1930’s, Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992), as “the dominant intellectual influence of the last quarter of the twentieth century.”

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    World Without End, Amen

    Every night before bed, Eleanor Roosevelt—first lady, feminist, and the spirit Hillary Clinton most wants to contact in the Great Beyond—knelt beside her bed and prayed her improvised prayer.

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    Hold the Gush

    Like Virginia Woolf and Mary McCarthy, Rupert Brooke and Bruce Chatwin, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s striking appearance greatly enhanced her literary reputation. Readers were drawn to her poetry by her good looks and notorious sexual behavior.

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