Chronicles Magazine May 2002

The Timorous Intellectuals

David Brock, scourge of Anita Hill and Bill Clinton, the young man who gave new meaning and currency to the phrase “Arkansas state trooper,” has made a second career of repenting of his years in the conservative movement.

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  • VIEWS

    Little Pink Churches for You and Me

    For pietist Lutheran pastors in America, it was an embarrassment that would not go away. Since the Reformation, it had always been one of the people’s favorite hymns, penned by Martin Luther himself—second only to “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

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  • VIEWS

    “Think of the Children!”

    “School cuts would hurt neediest kids,” the headline in the local Gannett paper proclaimed. With the spring primary just days away, the administration of Rockford School District 205 was urging the public to pass the third education referendum...

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  • VIEWS

    Cowboys and Indians

    This little piece requires a head note. Oddly, it is the only thing I have ever written that was honest-to-God censored. I was asked by the Chronicle of Higher Education to write a short opinion piece on the subject of contemporary creative...

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  • REVIEWS

    This Is Conservatism?

    There are two fictions that most American conservatives have taken to heart. First, that the Republican Party stands for conservative ideas and principles; second, that there has been a conservative renaissance in the last several decades, a...

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  • REVIEWS

    Words Like Quartz

    If even a rough correspondence between poetic accomplishment and public reputation existed in America today, R.S. Gwynn would be one of our most widely read and highly honored poets.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    On Russell Kirk’s Legacy

    A person who has been ravaged by liberalism might loudly attack Scott P. Richert for his reminiscences on Russell Kirk’s noble reclamation project in Mecosta County, especially if that person were a partisan of all things Native American.

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