Chroniclesn1 MACAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnVol, 12, No. 12 December 1988nEditornThomas FlemingnManaging EditornMomcilo SelicnAssistant EditornKatherine DaltonnPoetry EditornAndrei NavrozovnContributing EditorsnJohn W. Aldridge, Harold O.j. Brown,nBryce Christensen, Odie Faulk, SamuelnFrancis, Jane Greer, E. Christian Kopjf,nJohn Shelton Reed, Joseph Schwartz, GarynVasilash, Clyde WilsonnEditorial SecretarynLeann DobbsnEditorial AssistantnMatthew KaufmannPublishernRichard A. VaughannArt DirectornAnna Mycek-WodeckinProduction ManagernGuy ReffettnAdvertising RepresentativenGeorgia L. WolfnComposition ManagernAnita FedoranCirculation DirectornCarol 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 thenauthors’ alone and do not necessarily reflect thenviews of The Rockford Institute or of itsndirectors.n21 CHRONICLESnCONTENTSnUTOPIA UNLIMITEDnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnUtopias gone to seed: Humanities in America, biblical epics,ncheap divorce, and planned parenthood.nVIEWSnPERSPECTIVEnThe Dangerous Myth of Human RightsnToday South Africa, tomorrow the United States,nby Thomas FlemingnOur Stumbling Giant 10nMoralizing without a Big Stick—who’s to blame?nby Robert NisbetnOn Liberty and the Grand Idea 14nAn East European engineer fights against ideologicalnwhite noise.nby Negovan RajicnWhat Ails the Historical Profession? 17nWhy history is too important to be left to the historians.nby Paul GottfriednUtopias and Ideologies 21nAre conservatives anti-intellectual?nby Erik von Kuehnelt-LeddihnnOPINIONSnTradition and lustice by E. Christian Kopffn— Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MaclntyrenSocialism and Reality in Central America by Geoffrey Wagnern—Imperial State and Revolution: The United States andnCuba, 1952-1986 by Morris H. Morleyn— The Grand Strategy of the United States in Latin Americanby Tom J. Farern— The Bear in the Backyard: Moscow’s Caribbean Strategynby Timothy Ashbynnn24n27n