Chronicles Magazine History

Dead Stars,Black Holes

The word tragedy is no longer applied to the death of worthy people who made mistakes or even to young people in fatal traffic accidents. Now it is a tragedy when someone who has been seeking death for years—through drugs or alcohol or obsessive...

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  • REVIEWS

    Sesquicentennial Sidelights

    I have always thought that the Northern way is more in need of explanation and should receive more close attention. It was the North that conducted a vicious war of invasion and conquest against other Americans, a thing previously unthinkable,...

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    Against His Own Nature

    Formula 1 and sports car racing back in the 50’s and early 60’s, when drivers wore polo shirts and flimsy helmets, and before seat belts and other safety-related developments, is for a host of reasons a most appealing topic, but the more you...

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  • Stories

    The Celebration of War

    World War II surprised most Americans, who, in those days, paid less attention to the rest of the world than they do today. In our town, World War I was a dissolving memory, kept alive by the sale of paper poppies and the sight of a few...

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