ChroniclesnJl MAGAZINE OF AMFtlCAN CULTUREnVol. 11, No. 2 February 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. VaughannAssistant to the PublishernLaura BigginsnArt DirectornAnna Mycek-WodeckinComposition ManagernAnita FedoranCirculation DirectornTheresa LillibridgenA 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.n2/CHRONICLESnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnCONTENTSnMIDLAND AMERICAnSome things never change: huckstering pop musicians, girlsnand boys, late-repenting critics, and the relevance of PrincessnIda.nPERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnParadise Enow: A Midwestern PerspectivenNorth Dakota’s wheat farmers and Missouri’snfactory workers fight the elements but leaveneach other alone.nby Jane GreernThe Grandfather With the Tear-Gas Fountain PennA small-town banker from Michigan stared down gunmen butngave his grandson the key to the vault.nby Russell KirknA Civic ProposalnChicago’s best example of modern architecture deserves renewednattention—from the state penal authorities.nby Frederick ButzennThe Magnificent TarkingtonnA Midwestern home address is a quick death for a writer’snreputahon, but it is time to exhume at least one literaryncorpse.nby Thomas FlemingnMedia Metaphysics and Mid-Term ResultsnNeither the Republican Party nor President Reagan lost thenNovember by-elections. The real loser was the Administration’snforeign policy. Was anybody taking notes?nby Irving Louis Horowitznnn10n12n14n17n