Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

  • REVIEWS

    Picking Up the Pieces

    Great Britain is in trouble—politically, economically, and culturally—and Phillip Blond wants to change this. He blames both the political right and the left for having created an atomistic society in which all pursue self-interest to the...

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  • REVIEWS

    Getting Here From There

    If you can remember the 1960’s, the old line goes, you weren’t really there. “There,” of course, means the counterculture represented by Woodstock, hallucinogenic drugs, antiwar protests, and Haight-Ashbury.

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  • REVIEWS

    European Union

    Sometimes short books on great musicians markedly surpass longer ones. Aspects of Wagner, by British philosopher and ex-parliamentarian Bryan Magee, provides a much better guide in its 112 pages to the Master of Bayreuth than do most...

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    Philosophical Arcs

    Many of the poems feature familiar Louisiana landscape and avian life. All in some way address the underlying ties between nature and art, their metaphysical underpinnings: an order perceivable in natural form and in the work of artists.

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  • IN THE DARK

    Mortal Terror

    The drama of the film resides in the prospect of watching a human being undergo hideous suffering in the hope of achieving his rebirth. It is, in other words, a variant of the essential Christian mystery: How do we maintain hope in the face of...

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