ChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN (UlTUREnVol. 11, No. 4 April 1987nEditornThomas FlemingnManaging EditornMomcilo SelicnCopy EditornCynthia CalvertnPoetry EditornAndrei NavrozovnContributing Editorsn]ohn W. AldridgenRonald HermannHarold O.J. BrownnBryce ChristensennOdie FaulknJane GreernDavid KaufmannE. Christian KopffnJohn Shelton ReednJoseph SchwartznClyde WilsonnEditorial SecretarynLeAnn ManningnPublishernRichard A. VaughannAssistant to the PublishernLaura BigginsnArt DirectornAnna Mycek-WodeckinComposition ManagernAnita FedoranSubscription ManagernCarol BennettnA Publication ofnThe Rockford histitute:nAllan C. Carlson, PresidentnCHRONICLES (ISSN 0887-5731) isnpublished monthly for $21 per year bynThe Rockford Institute, 934 North MainnStreet, Rockford, IL 61103-7061.nSecond-class postage paid at Rockford, ILnand additional mailing offices.nPOSTMASTER: Send address changes tonCHRONICLES, P.O. Box 800, MountnMorris, IL 61054.nEditorial and Advertising Offices; 934nNorth Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103.nEditorial Phone: (815) 964-5054.nAdvertising Phone: (815) 964-5811.nSubscription Department: P.O. Box 800,nMount Morris, IL 61054.nU.S.A. Newsstand Distribution bynEastern News Distributors, Inc., 1130nCleveland Road, Sandusky, OH 44870:nCopyright © 1987 by The RockfordnInstitute. All rights reserved.nI / CHRONICLESnCONTENTSnMANUFACTURING OPINIONSnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnNew Yorker writers, urban politicians, feminist capitalists, andnactresses who testify as expert witnesses—they’d none of themnbe missed.nVIEV/SnPERSPECTIVEnLiteracy Before the Revolutionn”Waihng for the end” is no longer the literatenentertainment it once was.nby Thomas FlemingnHaving Opinions 13nDemocrahc leaders have something more effective than thenGestapo or KGB could imagine: the “right” to an opinion.nby Stephen R.L. GlarknAbout the University and Its Curriculum 16nUniversities are selling fast-food educations to malnourishednbarbarians.nby Thomas MolnarnGatekeeping Functions and Publishing Truths 19nIn scholarly publishing, amulets against tripping are not calledncensorship.nby Irving Louis HorowitznOPINIONSnA Month of Woesn—The Book of the Month: Sixty Years of Books in AmericannLife, edited by Al Silvermannby Henry Regnerynnn10n22n