Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

Envy and the Consumerism of the Have—Nots

You can make a good argument that, by the late 20th century, the Seven Deadly Sins had become the Seven Lively Virtues. In the 1960’s, the media lauded the anger of students who bombed police stations and set dormitories on fire. Hollywood...

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  • REVIEWS

    Tales From the Dark Side

    Raimondo’s book focuses on the men and women who opposed both the New Deal and America’s entry into World War II, while Lowndes charts how former Dixiecrats were assiduously courted by an earlier incarnation of National Review and helped Barry...

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    Caesar on His Own

    “The Republic is nothing, a mere name without form or substance,” Julius Caesar allegedly stated. The sentiment, certainly, was validated by the end of Caesar’s life, which marked the transition from an imperial republic to an empire eclipsing...

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  • IN THE DARK

    Wantum and Quantum

    It’s too bad W., Oliver Stone’s satiric biopic of his Yale classmate and our 43rd President, didn’t come out four years ago. We might have been spared George W. Bush’s second term and enjoyed a comic dividend.

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