Chronicles Magazine Politcs

Communities and Strangers

According to many Christian theologians, Jesus, the moral Will of God, descended from a state of perfection to take on flesh and blood, with all the pain that goes with living and dying in time.

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    Of Candidates and Clowns

    George Clooney’s film The Ides of March is a behind-the-scenes look at a presidential primary race in contemporary Ohio. The behavior of the candidates and their rabid retinues make American politics look as sporting as feeding time at...

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    Once and Future Communists

    In September 2009, anticommunists all across the ex-Soviet bloc, but especially in Bulgaria, were shocked to learn of the election of a former high-ranking communist bureaucrat, Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova (a former colleague of mine), as...

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    Just Say No to the Kool-Aid

    Much of Rand Paul’s book focuses on how he overcame enormous odds in 2010 to win—first, the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate against an establishment favorite, and then in defeating a popular Democratic candidate in the general election.

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