Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

  • REVIEWS

    Plutomania

    Appearing just in time for the Enron and WorldCom scandals and the ensuing stock-market plunge, Kevin Phillips’ harsh new scrutiny of the trends toward the concentration of wealth and power in the emerging American social and economic order has...

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    Diminishing Returns

    Most partisan recollections of the economic world that existed before Adam Smith conjure up words from “feudal” to “primitive” to “mercantilistic” to “Catholic”—a dark era ridden by “just price” theory, wanton poverty induced by ridiculous...

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  • REVIEWS

    A Limited Victory

    Gore Vidal, award-winning essayist, novelist, and playwright, has been a keen observer of American culture and politics for several decades. Yet when he originally submitted to major American magazines of opinion the essay that forms the first...

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    Ignorance Is Bliss

    The question of whether the media has a liberal bias is, on the face of it, absurd. No one who reads newspapers—fewer people with every passing day—or watches the major networks—those numbers are plunging also—is not fully aware that the liberal...

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  • IN THE DARK

    Fateful Choices

    Despite taking its inspiration from a feeble Philip K. Dick story, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report is an extraordinarily entertaining film and, occasionally, a provocative meditation on fate and choice.

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