Chronicles Magazine October 2014

  • Perspective

    Rebuilding the Family Castle

    A police officer stops two black teenagers sashaying down the middle of a public street. According to law enforcement and at least one noninvolved witness, one of the two—a six-foot four-inch, 300-pound behemoth—charges the cop and goes for his...

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  • BETWEEN THE LINES

    The War of Wars

    I have lost the battle with my garden, the only war I care about these days. The Drought (yes, I mean to capitalize it, to personify it as if it were an angry god) has scorched the yard, and there is no such thing as victory in the face of such...

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  • Correspondence

    The Monk From Mt. Athos

    Our Greek host on Santorini, a young hotelier and newly married tour promoter, is trying to sell us a Mount Olympus excursion. “Half the German tourists frown, they are unhappy, and you wonder why,” he explains.

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  • REVIEWS

    Pedestaled Power

    A stroll across the majority of university campuses, five minutes of channel surfing, the U.S. Supreme Court’s First Amendment case law, popular behavior and that of the American elite—these are proof positive that Christianity in the 21st...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Hush! It Is General Lee

    The Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University is the final resting place of Gen. Robert E. Lee, one of the most beloved of all Americans, and his family. It has been a place of pilgrimage and a quiet and dignified memorial to the lost Second...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    War on Whites

    Alabama Republican congressman Mo Brooks generated outrage among the usual suspects in early August by telling radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham that the Obama administration’s push for amnesty for illegal immigrants is “a part of the war on...

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Imposing Duties

    I always look eagerly for Thomas Fleming’s article when my latest issue of Chronicles arrives, but I was shocked and disappointed to read his cavalier dismissal of “seriously retarded people” and the “lowest” in the August...

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