Chnonlclesni MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnVol. 11, No. 8, August 1987nEditornThomas FlemingnManaging EditornMomcilo SelicnCopy EditornCynthia CalvertnPoetry EditornAndrei NavrozovnContributing EditorsnJohn W. AldridgenRonald BermannHarold O.J. BrownnBryce ChristensennOdie FaulknJane GreernDavid KaufmannE. Christian KopffnJohn Shelton ReednJoseph SchwartznClyde WilsonnEditorial SecretarynLeAnn ManningnPublishernRichard A. VaughannArt DirectornAnna Mycek-WodeckinProduction ManagernPatrick DoielnAssistant to the PublishernLaura BigginsnComposition ManagernAnita FedoranSubscription ManagernCarol BennettnA Publication ofnThe Rockford Institute: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.n4 / CHRONICLESnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnCONTENTSnA LATIN AMERICAnAmerican dilemmas: the Iran/Contra hearings, the Jeffersonnlectures, and the legacy of Gunnar Myrdal.nPERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnThe Pterodactyls of LimanChronicles new managing editor explores thenland of the Incas.nby Momcilo SelicnThe War of Mexican Aggression 12nThe Mexican War was the great patriohc war of Americannhistory.nby Odie B. FaulknBetween Two Worlds 14nWill the dignity of Caribbean life survive Americanization?nby Geoffrey WagnernThe Silent Invasion 17nIllegal immigrants are bringing some interesting contrabandninto the U.S.: crime, disease, and a drain on social services.nby Wayne LuttonnOPINIONSnAn Invisible Mann—Going to the Territory by Ralph Ellisonnby Russell Kirknnn22n