plied a criticism of the structure of thenU.S. Congress itself did not seem tontrouble the justices.) The governor’snpress secretary, Susan Neely, expressedndoubts about this interpretation.nShe noted that the most prominentnopponents of the lottery werenfundamentalist preachers in urbannchurches. But a 1983 poll conductednby the Des Moines Register and Tribunenfound that rural residents of thenstate were much more strict in theirnmoral standards than were the urbannresidents.nSome observers in the state believednthat it was precisely because of thenredistricting mandated by the SupremenCourt in the early 60’s that the state’snliquor laws were liberalized in thenmid-60’s under reformed alcoholicnGovernor Harold Hughes. (We wondernif some of the newly generatednbooze money was earmarked for AlcoholicsnAnonymous.) No doubt legislativendebates in the state over divorcenand Sunday-closing laws have likewisenbeen affected by the Supreme Courtndecision reducing the influence ofnIowa’s straitlaced rural legislators.nWhat can lowans expect from theirnstate lottery? Just across the border innIllinois, the state spends enormousnsums on TV advertising to promotenthe Illinois lottery. The most effectiven.#^’!^*^^ncommercials show workers discussingnthe advantages of different investmentnvehicles: Treasury bills? Municipalnbonds? Growth stocks? No! The smartnworker buys tickets on a lottery wherenhe can win a million bucks. What thencommercials don’t tell you is that younget better odds in Vegas—or in threecardnmonte, for that matter. And whatnthe authorities in Illinois and Iowandon’t want to think about are thenmoral consequences of telling hardworkingncitizens not to save but tongamble, not to work toward a betternfuture, but to dream of an impossiblenand irresponsible bliss.nIowa’s recent lottery bill did includena “sunset” provision requiring anothernvote to extend the lottery more thannfive years. Perhaps as the debilitatingnmoral effects of state-sanctioned gamblingnlaws become evident, even citifiednstate legislators will abolish it. Butnwe wouldn’t bet on it. ccnAcademic freedom now has becomenan issue at Fordham and Stanford. AtnFordham, the case concerns PhyllisnZagano, who failed to get tenure in thenCommunications Department. In hernsuit, Dr. Zagano alleges that her formernchairman, George Gordon, wasnbiased against women, conservatives.nAnnouncing two new titles in tlie Occasional Papers seriesnand zealous Catholics. What has alreadynbeen decided by the universitynadministration is that Gordon enjoysnan absolute right to publish the vulgarneditorials in Screw, cited in the courtroomnby Zagano. Writing to NationalnReview, Joseph A. O’Hare, SJ, presidentnof the university, admits that he isn”embarrassed and offended” that Gordonn”would consider Screw magazinena suitable outlet for his writing,” yet hendeclines to challenge a “tenured facultynmember’s decision . . . [that] couldnand would [the missing word is should]nbe defended as an exercise of academicnfreedom.”nPresident O’Hare is, admittedly, inna difficult position. He is a new presidentnin the throes of a legal battle.nGordon has been replaced as chairmannby Professor Trisha Curran,nwhich is, shall we say, providential inna sex discrimination case. Even if thenpresident wanted to get rid of thenpornographer, it is not clear how hencould go about it. What universitynthese days forbids faculty members tonwrite dirty books?nWhat complicates the issue is thatnFordham itself is hardly the advancednguard of the sexual revolution. Duringnthe 60’s and 70’s, while other universitiesnwere committing academic suicidenby eliminating all merely “academic”n#13 TAKING THE BLINDERS OFF John A. Howard, president of The Rockford Institute writes that while moral relativitynhas triumphed in America, there are hopeful signs for the future.n#14 THE TRAGEDY OF SEX EDUCATION Policy analyst Edward J. Lynch critiques the new curriculum proposed for thenNew York City schools.nTitlenD #13 Taking the Blinders Off byjohn A. Howardnn #14 The Tragedy of Sex Education by Edward J. LynchnD # 9 On Strategy and Politics by Mackubin T.OwensnD #10 Straight Tklk on the Economy byEdsonl.Gaylordnn#ll Soviet Global Strategy by Faith Ryan WhittleseynD #12 Our National Self-Confidence by Allan C.Carlsonn. _(S£C_oidei Lo^l^llo^^Iidditional tiUes avaUabkjn this series.)_ _nJl.OOea.n$2.00 ea.n«.35ea.n».35ea.nI.35ea.nJ.35ea.nQty. Afflt.nAmount due: J_nPostageandhandHng:Add$.50fororderstotalling$0 – 4.99 Add$1.00fororderstotalling»5.00ormore LnU. S. Dollars Only. Please make check or money order payable to The Rockford Institute. Total Amount Due: LnName .nCity_n501 CHRONICLES OF CULTUREn. Addressn.State -Zip_nThe Ro ckford In s tt t ut e • 9 3 4 N o r th Main StreefRo ckfo r d • II tin oi s » 611 0 3nnnOcP85n