Chronicles Magazine January 2017

  • UNDER THE BLACK FLAG

    Unhinged

    Yes, dear readers, the reaction by our “elites” to the election of Donald Trump has been extraordinary. By comparison, an Italian mob—whose team was denied a penalty as the final whistle blew—were quite serene and sportsmanlike.

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  • EDITORIALS

    After Castro

    November was a bad month for the left. First, Hillary Clinton was defeated in the presidential election by Donald Trump. Then, Fidel Castro died at 90 after a long illness that had forced him some years before to surrender the presidency of...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Carrier, Congress, and Cronies

    There is much that is wrong with the deal that Trump and Mike Pence struck with United Technologies over Thanksgiving weekend, but the problem is not that “crony capitalism” is being used now to benefit American workers rather than multinational...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Election Overload

    The country is near unanimous in feeling that the elections of 2016 were unique in American history. Some say for the unlikability of the two principal candidates; others, for the rhetorical violence and vitriol on all sides.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Great Minds

    Scott Richert has expended considerable effort in the last two issues of Chronicles to prove the adage that “politics is downstream from culture.” Or to say, given the recent election, “Thank God that culture is upwind from politics.”

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