Chronicles Magazine February 2016

The Agony of Nations in the West

European history since the fall of the Roman Empire may be regarded as the slow forging, as if by a hidden hand as well as by human passions, of these particular forms of human collectivities called nations.

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  • REVIEWS

    A Christian Humanist

    Having access to personal correspondence and other private papers is every biographer’s dream, a potential difference between a decent biography and a great biography. In the case of Russell Kirk, the advantage was huge.

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  • REVIEWS

    It’s the Debt, Stupid

    A distinguished and liberal economic historian, Prof. Michael Hudson has laid bare the secret of the present American dilemma—why we suffer a declining and artificial economy and a widening chasm between the rich and the rest.

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  • REVIEWS

    Kidnapped

    Aldersey-Williams is obsessed, he says, with Browne, a fascinating combination of writer and protoscientist who, he believes, is “insufficiently known and unjustly neglected” by literary people and scientists alike.

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  • EDITORIALS

    Keep Your Powder Dry

    Having failed to convince Congress three years ago to pass new gun-control laws requiring background checks on all gun purchases, the President had used every mass shooting since to rail against the current state of gun-control legislation.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Taking Up the Pen

    I have just finished reading “The Seven Stairs and AIDS” by Jeff Minick. In a publication that puts out many well-written articles, I think this one is particularly well done. (It was written well enough for me to tell you so in writing.)

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