Chronicles Magazine May 2011

The Death Wish of the West

Behind the enthusiasm for democracy, and the almost fanatical devotion to the dogmas, there is the belief that each man is endowed with a freedom that entitles him to do with himself whatever he deems right for him, according only to his whims or...

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  • Beyond the Revolution

    The Unentitled

    I do not quite recall when the bad manners (and worse English) routinely displayed on National Public Radio became one of our inalienable rights, but Miss Updike is clearly right. Most Americans do think that the rules of etiquette are as...

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  • NEWS

    DOMA's Fifth Column

    While one can disagree with Obama’s legal reasoning (that DOMA’s Section 3 is unconstitutional), the executive’s refusal to defend an enactment that he believes to be contrary to fundamental law finds support in U.S. constitutional history.

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    Obama's Fatal Mistake

    When Judge Andrew Napolitano of Freedom Watch asked me if I thought President Obama would intervene in Libya, I said, “No, he’s too smart for that.” I attribute my misreading of events to my reading of the President’s general demeanor.

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