Chronicles Magazine July 2015

Reversion to Balance

The decline of once great powers, real and perceived, is a major theme of the early 21st century that is likely to become more pronounced as the century progresses and the balance of power, propelled by the shifting balance of energy and...

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    A Bubbling Crude

    I turn to Garet Garrett when I’m in an elegiac mood, and surely these days my moods rival his in their darkness. He annoyed his fellow libertarian, the novelist and ideologue Rose Wilder Lane, to no end with what she called his “keening” note of...

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    What the Editors Are Reading

    Several weeks ago I finished reading (studying, actually) David Bromwich’s The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence.

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