Chronicles Magazine September 2016

  • BETWEEN THE LINES

    Turkey Purge

    Democracy isn’t freedom—and in today’s Turkey some people realize that, as amazing as that may seem. Not ordinary folks, but the mid-level officers of the Turkish army, who have been watching with a jaundiced eye the steady Islamization of their...

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  • IN THE DARK

    Counting on Rosary Beads

    The Legend of Tarzan begins in the Belgian Congo with its villain, Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz), a small blond man with a sinister, twisted face. His right hand is wrapped with what looks like a set of Islamic prayer beads, which he soon...

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  • UNDER THE BLACK FLAG

    Not Nice

    The Negresco is a beautiful rococo, belle époque hotel built around the turn of the last century on La Promenade des Anglais in Nice, in the south of France. Even under today’s plebeian standards, when backpacking and sandal-wearing tourists...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Merely a Pretext

    Liberals say they believe in democracy, meaning government that represents and listens to the people whose instrument it is supposed to be. Yet democratic governments today clearly do not listen to the people, if “listening” means trying to...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Bleep You, Liberals!

    Political correctness has, since the 1990’s, been a tool the left has used to silence the proponents of traditional morality, society, and culture. Under the banner of “sensitivity,” which has the veneer of a Higher Morality, p.c. has infected...

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