Chronicles Magazine November 2015

Trump and the Culture of Political Correctness

How has Donald Trump become the leading contender for the Republican nomination? The missing piece of the puzzle is the artificiality of public life in the United States. In a land of chain stores, internet memes, pop-culture formulas, and...

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  • BETWEEN THE LINES

    Who Hates Trump?

    Politics is all about hatred. Never mind who you’re voting for: It’s who you’re voting against that really counts. And that’s why any disagreement I may have with Donald Trump’s actual policies is completely irrelevant.

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  • Correspondence

    Identity and Appearances

    England is full of unease, strikingly expressed in an IPSOS/MORI poll of over 1,000 adults released on August 21, which for the first time showed that immigration has overtaken the National Health Service and the economy as the principal public...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Incomparable Max

    Back in 1965, reviewing Lord David Cecil’s life of Beerbohm, W.H. Auden wrote that Beerbohm’s kind of “pure” essay, written “only to produce aesthetic satisfaction,” was a genre “to which no reader under sixty can bring himself to attend.”

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  • REVIEWS

    Beautiful Apologetics

    Art and literature are powerful mediums to convey timeless truths. In the Introduction to Catholic Literary Giants, Joseph Pearce declares the power of art to evangelize, a defense of the Catholic Faith he terms the “apologetics of beauty.”

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Bigger Barns

    Where capitalism is “relatively benign of itself,” as Chilton Williamson, Jr., wrote when commenting on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ in the September issue, it is inaccurately named.

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