OPINIONSnJefferson, New and Improved 32n—In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson bynNoble E. Cunningham Jr.nby Clyde WilsonnSterile Prairie 36n— The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in thenAge of Industrialization 1800-1900 by Richard Slotkinnby Wayne Michael SarfnPseudo-History of Events 38n—Hold On, Mr. President by Sam Donaldsonnby John C. ChalbergnCORRESPONDENCEnLetter From Philadelphia by James L. SauernLetter From the Heartland by Jane GreernLetter From a Sodbuster by David TillotsonnLetter From Denmark by Herbert LondonnLetter From Albion by Andrei NavrozovnLetter From the Lower Right by John Shelton ReednVITAL SIGNSnPOP CULTUREnThe Null Set by Gary S. Vasilash 50nPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnOn ‘The Berk Confirmation Hearings’nOn ‘The Children Back in School’nOn ‘Video Stores and Libraries’n40n41n42n45n46n47nnn51n51n51nDEPARTMENTSnPOETRYnAutumn Day by Rainer Maria 23nRilkenREVISIONSnGolden Years: The Papers of 8nJohn C. CalhounnGarden of Edicts: Environmental 13nPolicy of the USSRnTithonus in Manhattan: The 35nWaning of HumannessnBOOKS IN BRIEF 43, 47nChroniclesnSUBSCRIBERnSERVICEnMoving? Problems With Delivery? Want tonOrder Back Issues? A Gift Subscription for anFriend?nChronicles’ Subscriber Service will givenimmediate attention to your subscriptionnchanges, problems, or requests.nMissing Issues If your issue fails to arrivenor is badly damaged in transit, send us the datenof the issue and we will rush you a substitute.nMoving to a New Address Let us knownyour new address as early as possible and wenwill update your subscription file accordingly.nPlease allow 4 weeks for the address change.nBack Issue Requests Back issues can benordered for $2.50 (including postage) whilenour inventory lasts. Please send check withnorder.nGift Subscriptions Give Chronicles giftnsubscriptions to family and friends. We will benhappy to bill you.nSubscriber Service AddressnPlease mail all correspondence about yournsubscription to:nChroniclesnP.O. Box 800nMt. Morris, IL 61054nFor Immediate Service call toll-free:n1-800-435-0715nIllinois Residents: 1-800-892-0753nOn the CovernIllustration on the cover and throughoutnthe text by Krystyna Jachniewicz.nFEBRUARY 1988 / 3n