Chronicles Magazine October 2016

The Stork Theory

Business Insider recently reported “a mind-blowing demographic shift” that is about to occur. Considering the globe’s whole human population, the number of adults age 65 and older will in a few years be greater than the number of children under...

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  • REVIEWS

    Sounding the Trump

    In important ways, a revolutionary process has begun. So argues Ilana Mercer in the best extended analysis yet published of the Trump phenomenon: “Trump is getting an atrophied political system to oscillate” in “an oddly marvelous uprising.”

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  • REVIEWS

    The Unmeaning of Unmeaning

    The mark of a good scientist is curiosity and imagination; when those cease, so do reliable answers to tough questions. Wilson foregoes any discussion of aseity and fails or refuses to account for how the cosmos could arise out of nothing.

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  • EDITORIALS

    The True Source

    Phyllis Schlafly, in the spring of 1973, squared off in debate at Illinois State University against archfeminist Betty Friedan. The subject was the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, at the time just a few states short of ratification.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Remains of the Day

    Freddy Gray’s “Brexit: What Now?” reads like the continuation of the Remain campaign by other means. After a balanced opening, his article tilts like the final stages of the Titanic.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Being Necessary

    In “An Aroused Populace—With Guns”, Roger D. McGrath tells of the reaction of the townsfolk in Northfield, Minnesota, to an attempted robbery of the local bank.

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