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Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture is a program of Charlemagne Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher and educational organization dedicated to defending and advancing the philosophical and spiritual foundations of Western Civilization.

We depend upon the generosity of donors to support our mission and to keep our programs running. Nearly 10,000 individuals across the country support Charlemagne Institute and its programs, which include ChroniclesIntellectual Takeout, and the Alcuin Internship.

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Mission & Vision


Since 1977, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture has been at the forefront of examining the prevailing currents of both politics and a civil society in Western Civilization with a focus on defending the traditions and history of America and the West.

Fiercely independent and intellectually uncompromising, Chronicles has published many of the most interesting and thought-provoking writers in cultural criticism and politics. Always timely and prescient, Chronicles has been the vanguard of many of the most interesting discussions about the direction our society has taken. Chronicles has always taken a stance that we ought to stick to our fundamental values as a civilization and confront ideas which may be fashionable now but betray deeper truths about what is good and right about America and the West.

In the forty-five year history of the magazine, it has been read by many of the foremost intellectuals, theologians, businessmen, and political leaders of our time. President Ronald Reagan once said of Chronicles “You are to be commended for articulating and encouraging a cultural perspective based on the enduring values of American Life.” Cultural critic and author Tom Wolfe commented, “It has been a pleasure to watch…the Chronicles of Culture confront the smelly little orthodoxies of our time.” Patrick Buchanan, author and former presidential candidate called Chronicles “The toughest, best-written, and most insightful journal in America”.

With a continued focus on the fundamental traditions of Life, Family, Faith, Education and Community which America has stood for, Chronicles is placed at the center of the most important debates going on our country today and is ready to be that witness to American culture throughout the 21st century.