Chronicles Magazine January 2014

Obama: Our American Idol

“Hell,” as Thomas Hobbes astutely noted several centuries ago, “is truth glimpsed too late.” As in the case of Barack H. Obama, self-anointed messiah? I should certainly imagine so.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    I'll Take My Sit

    Because it’s reasonable to assume that Gerald Russello (“The Agrarian Burden,” Reviews, October) is highly knowledgeable of his chosen subject, the Southern Agrarians, I must conclude that his avoidance of their intellectual hypocrisy (or worse)...

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  • American Proscenium

    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    Indeed, by accepting the notion that the relationship between the United States, the Jewish state, and the gas station in the Arabian Peninsula amounts to a strategic “alliance,” we assume that Washington shares with the Saudis and the Israelis a...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Turkey and Trannies

    I don’t blame you for not being up on the very latest from Broadway, that gayest of entertainment venues. And I’ll admit that I’m not about to enrich your cultural life by bringing you up to speed. Unfortunately, however, this has broader...

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  • Perspective

    Wiseguys

    The American home-mortgage crisis, though it is only a little less urgent than it was a year ago, has taken second place, in the ambulance-chasing media, to Obama­Care, same-sex “marriage,” and even the wars in Syria and Afghanistan.

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  • VIEWS

    You Shall Be as Gods

    “It’s awesome”: A young relative of mine loves the word and uses it profusely. Since she applies it to a restaurant or a vacuum cleaner she finds extraordinary, I doubt she realizes its real meaning. This is a typical instance of the...

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  • NEWS

    Cold War Leftovers

    We sit listening to how the Plymouth Brethren cannot get registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom; to Greeks from Turkey about how horrible the Turks are, and to Turks from Greece about how horrible the Greeks are; and to...

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