Chronicles Magazine June 2013

  • REVIEWS

    Why Garry Wills?

    Garry Wills identifies himself as a Christian. He says he accepts the creeds, along with prayer, divine providence, the Gospels, the Eucharist, and the Mystical Body of Christ as the body of all believers. He also identifies as a Catholic, and...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Mind of the South

    Sadly, William Gilmore Simms’ desire for an enduring voice turned out to be a case of wishful thinking. By the beginning of the 20th century, the man who had been not only the “Old South’s foremost public intellectual,” as David S. Shields puts...

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  • REVIEWS

    Late Autumn Light

    I own almost every book written by John Lukacs—close to 40 now—and several in multiple editions, but never before have I spent so much time contemplating the cover of one of these volumes.

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  • Correspondence

    Canticle for the Apocalypse

    Something strange is haunting our dreams these days. The teenage cashier at the grocery store is conversing with a customer in front of my sister. “That’s right,” she says. “The only thing that will work now is for civilization to collapse...

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  • European Diary

    Time and Tide

    I should like to live in a different time. Not in the sense of being corporeally present in an earlier epoch, with all its physical plant, its local color, and a bustling mise en scène, but in that metaphysical sense, akin to tempo in music,...

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