Chronicles Magazine November 2017

Love Thyself: The West’s Fatal Flaw

What used to be Western civilization is indeed threatened today with progressive extinction at the hands of Muslim immigration, which considers the West as a worthless relic of a useless past, at best, or, in the minds of Islam’s more or less...

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  • The Countermarch

    Breeding Mosquitos

    “Where there’s no solution,” James Burnham used to remark, “there’s no problem.” That’s easy for him to say, the modern populist conservative replies. Burnham died while Reagan was still in office! What did he know about problems?

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  • REVIEWS

    A Great Perhaps

    Sale’s theme is the restoration of “human scale” in all our works: architectural, political, economic, educational, and technological. His thesis is that only radical decentralization can achieve this aim.

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  • REVIEWS

    The Camelot-Chequers Axis

    At the kernel of this story is the at times ambivalent relationship between JFK and his bluntly outspoken father, whose appointment in 1938 as ambassador to the Court of St. James seemed inexplicable even at the time.

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  • REVIEWS

    Stepping Ashore

    The best poetry—great poetry—happens when sound, rhythm, and image bring about a mysterious feeling of wholeness that somehow draws mind, body, and spirit together in what both Yeats and Eliot envisioned as a unified dance.

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  • REVIEWS

    Books in Brief

    As readers and critics had learned everything that is important to know about Hemingway and his work decades ago, subsequent books about the novelist have concentrated on viewing and re-viewing him from various angles.

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Of Places and Ideas

    Bravo to Jason Michael Morgan for his essay “The Pernicious Myth of Two Americas” (View, October). I am one of those people who live in America, the place, not America, the idea. Specifically, Middle America—the Heartland, some would say.

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