Chronicles Magazine Correspondence

Staying Alive

If you are a woman and you worry about your safety, you are not alone. A recent Gallup poll reported that six of ten women in America are afraid to walk in their own neighborhoods or go out alone at night.

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    The Unbeliever

    Suppose you are tired of hearing about roulette. Suppose the very thought of gambling, despite the metaphorist’s efforts to depict it as the great commonwealth of epochal disillusionment and hence universalize the experience, strikes you as...

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    Tainted Love

    Conservatives rightly honor George Washington, but why should any conservative so much as like Washington, D.C.? The answer seems as perplexing as the desire of a tourist to buy an “I Love D.C.” T-shirt from one of the Third World vendors on...

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    A Sentimental Return

    Returning to a city you once loved is always a perilous experience, for it is so easy to be disappointed—as happened to me several years ago when I returned to Venice, a seaborne city I had not seen for more than 40 years.

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