Chronicles Magazine June 2004

Independent Media Tribes

Last year, when the Washington Post’s Michael Kelly was killed in Iraq, an anonymous contributor to the leftist web network Indymedia announced the sad news with the tasteless headline “WP Nazi columnist bites the Iraqi...

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  • VIEWS

    Reality TV News

    From pro-war to antiwar, from uncritical acceptance of government pronouncements to principled skepticism, the American media’s perspective on the war has veered drunkenly from one extreme to another.

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  • REVIEWS

    A League of Bushes

    Old habits die hard, especially where the use of moral terminology is concerned. In the 1850’s, James Smith Bush, George W.’s great-great-grandfather, graduated from Yale and became an Episcopal minister in New York.

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  • REVIEWS

    As Long as I’m Doing It

    Writing—literary creation in the fullness of the sense that we have known it in the previous century and even in the one before, from the French and Russian masters, the daft Irish, the mad Yankees, the haunted Southerners (and from elsewhere, of...

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