ChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnVol. 12, No. 8 August 1988nEditornThomas FlemingnManaging EditornMomcilo SelicnCopy EditornCynthia CalvertnPoetry EditornAndrei NavrozovnContributing EditorsnJohn W. Aldridge, Ronald Berman,nHarold O.]. Brown, Bryce Christensen,nOdie Faulk, Samuel Francis, ]ane Greer,nDavid Kaufman, E. Christian Kopff,nJohn Shelton Reed, Joseph Schwartz,nGary Vasilash, Clyde WilsonnEditorial SecretarynLeann DobbsnEditorial InternnMatthew KaufmannPublishernRichard A. VaughannArt DirectornAnna Mycek-WodeckinProduction ManagernPatrick DoielnAdvertising RepresentativenGeorgia L. WolfnComposition ManagernAnita FedoranSubscription ManagernCarol BennettnA Publication ofnThe Rockford Institute:nAllan C. Carlson, PresidentnEditorial 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 © 1988 by The RockfordnInstitute. All rights reserved.nCHRONICLES (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.nThe views expressed in Chronicles are the authors’ alone and donnot necessarily reflect the views of The Rockford Institute or of itsndirectors.n4 / CHRONICLESnCONTENTSnVICTIMS OF GOVERNMENTnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnResurgent past: fathers’ rights, demos in the academia, ghoulsnin Winnetka.nPERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnCitizens of the Welfare StatenIf welfare is a civil right, what arenits obligations?nby Thomas FlemingnCharity Begins at HomenThe State as a spouse—progressing towards a society ofnsolitary individuals.nby Allan CarlsonnHard Living on Easy StreetnTurning Streetniks into lifers: smothering compassion innNashville.nby Dan McMurrynAn Obsolete CongressnWhom, besides itself, does the U.S. Congress represent?nby Stan Langland and Fred WestnRacial IntegritynDumping on WSP’s—the rewards of affirmative action,nby Harold O.J. BrownnOPINIONSnEmpire, Againn— The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Changenand Military Conflict from ISOO to 2000 by Paul Kennedynby William R. Hawkinsnnn12n15n20n22n26n