Chronicles Magazine Politcs

Federales, Gringo Style

For most of American history, federal law enforcement consisted only of U.S. marshals serving in the territories of the West. Their legacy is decidedly mixed. Many were appointed purely for their political connections, and graft and corruption...

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  • VIEWS

    Do We Want a Federal Police Force?

    Probably the last thing that would have occurred to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on his way to meet “Kristen” in Room 870 of D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel was that both he and the Emperor’s Club VIP were under FBI surveillance for federal...

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  • REVIEWS

    Towers of Babel

    While Pierre Manent’s Democ­racy Without Nations? concerns itself principally with the erosion of national sovereignty in Europe, American readers will find that Manent raises questions about the fragile bond between nationality and...

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  • NEWS

    The Surge “Success”

    In recent months, supporters of the mission in Iraq have been in high spirits. They insist that the “Surge”—the strategy of deploying an additional 30,000 U.S. troops, which President Bush announced in December 2007—has turned around the dire...

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