Volume 5, Number 6 November/December 1981nM.M. & the ConservativenEthos of RefinementnChronicles of Culture (ISSN 01631187) is published by The Rockford Institute, 934 North Main Street, Rockford,nIlHnois, 61103. Editorial and business offices: (815) 964-5054. President: John Howard; Editor: LeopoldnTyrmand; Associate Editor: James J. Thompson, Jr.; Publishing Manager: Richard A. Vaughan; Assistant to thenEditor: Becki Klute; Research Associate: Lindy Ellingwood. Printed by Wilson-Hall Co. Technical Services: WoUschlagernComposition. Cover: “Zaccaria Impone II Nome Al Figlio” by Piero (del) PoUaiolo (1443-1496) from thenMacLeish Collection, The Rare Print Cabinet, Rockford College Library.nnn3nWoYember/December 1981n