Acts of God and Others

Acts of God and Others

Nicholas Farrell

The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa on the motorway that links Italy to Monte Carlo and the French Riviera reminds me of one of the great American novels: The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

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The Angry Summer

The Angry Summer

Wayne Allensworth

According to the Washington Post, McAllen, Texas is an “all-American city,” albeit one “that speaks Spanish.” So it’s small wonder that “immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town—it’s a way of life.”

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The Establishment

The Establishment

Ralph Berry

We need a word for the forces that govern our lives. Establishment, a term popularized by Henry Fairlie in the 1950’s, is common currency. He meant by it “the whole matrix of official and social relationships within which power is exercised.”

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Stepping Up to the Plate

Stepping Up to the Plate

Justin Raimondo

At the end of Garet Garrett’s Rise of Empire, the grizzled old prophet of the dystopia we’re living in held out hope to his conservative comrades and their intellectual descendants.

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What Really Happened

What Really Happened

John C. Seiler, Jr.

I call 2016 the Chronicles Election. The issues discussed in this magazine, often a lonely voice in the wilderness, for more than 30 years finally caught up with the national political discourse and got a president elected.

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  • Cochin Explains Kavanaugh

    Aaron D. Wolf | September 24, 2018

    "Before the bloody Terror of ’93, in the republic of letters there was, from 1765 to 1780, a bloodless terror, for which the Encyclopedia was the Committee of Public Safety and d’Alembert the Robespierre. This terror swept away reputations just as the other chopped off heads. Its guillotine was slander, 'infamy,' as it was then called."

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  • Origins and Outcome

    Justus D. Doenecke | September 24, 2018

    To the degree that it is remembered at all, the America First Committee (AFC) has gone down in history as an organization most suspect, at best composed of good people serving a bad cause, at worst riddled with conscious agents of a Nazi transmission belt.

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  • Has Russia Given Up on the West?

    Pat Buchanan | September 21, 2018

    By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an "evil empire," was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.

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  • Dirty, Dirty Dirt

    William Murchison | September 20, 2018

    "Dirt is dirtier than clean is clean," observes one of John O'Hara's characters—a history professor, I think—remarking on the human race's observed partiality for darkness and grime in their news diet, rather than sweetness and light.

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