Chronicles Magazine Cultural Revolutions

The Other Side of the Union

"Lincoln dared not face the facts of Gettysburg. . . . He was unable to deal realistically with the history of his country, even if the occasion had been one when the truth was acceptable to the audience. Thus we have in the Gettysburg Address...

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    Sauce for el Ganso

    Each year hundreds of thousands (between 200,000 and 300,000, according to Mexican authorities) of people emigrate from Central American countries that are poorer than Mexico, entering Mexico illegally with hopes of entering the United States...

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    Isolating Israel

    Indeed, the way members of the Israeli political establishment see it, the Arab Spring marks the arrival of an Israeli Winter, creating the conditions for Islamic political radicalization in Egypt—did we mention the Muslim Brotherhood?—and the...

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    No Apologies for Jazz

    When the 30-year-old blind British jazz pianist George Shearing came to America for good early in 1949, he ran into fellow transplanted Brit Leonard Feather, a prominent critic, producer, promoter, and songwriter, who suggested that the pianist...

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