Chronicles Magazine October 2005

  • REVIEWS

    Setting History Straight

    Having sensed in the 1990’s that most European and American reporting about the Balkans was suspect, I find that this investigative study by a young German journalist, associated with the publication Junge Welt, fills in gaping holes in...

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  • REVIEWS

    Gifted Amateurs

    Since they first appeared in the late 19th century, professional academic historians in the United States have been pretty much Establishment men (though, in other days, they did observe some canons of evidence and reasoned argument, and an...

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  • Public Plunder

    Dubious Dubya Budgets

    As the federal Fiscal Year 2005 approaches completion and the 2006 budget takes shape, the lack of fiscal discipline of the George W. Bush presidency continues to enlarge upon the “politics of joy,” which have characterized the Republican Party...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    Grasping the Inexplicable

    The U.S. government has a new official program called “Orthodox Christian World Outreach.” Tens of millions of dollars will be spent to counter distrustful perceptions of the United States in Orthodox countries such as Serbia, Greece, and...

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