Chronicles Magazine August 2004

  • Perspective

    Doing Death

    When my mother died, the doctors pumped my father so full of tranquilizers and mood elevators that he lumbered through the funeral like a representative of the living dead. He had awakened one morning to discover his wife dead beside him, and,...

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  • Breaking Glass

    Whose Museum? What Nation?

    Nations define themselves by what they choose to remember. The growing complexity of the United States is suggested by the ever-expanding volume of her historical memories, the range of groups and events that are commemorated, often in the name...

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