Voices by George GarrettnPERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnAn excerpt from ‘Entered From the Sun.nAlien Worlds by Fred ChappellnA short story.nOPINIONS -nNew England Against America 25nby Clyde Wilsonn”Long Years of Neglect”: The Work and Reputationnof William Gilmore Simms, edited by JohnnCaldwell Guilds. Salvaging one of our best 19thcenturynnovelists.nA Bright Shining Liar by Russ Braley 29nNeil Sheehan: A Bright Shining Lie: John PaulnVann and America in Vietnam. What happens tonhistory when a journalist’s main source turns outnto have been VC.nREVIEWSnPaul Ramsey recommends Charies EdwardnEaton’s new poems • Jocelyn Tomkin onnHetherington’s Science and Objectivity •nKate Dalton on Sara Suleri’s Pakistan memoirn• Karlo Stajner learned nothing in his 7000nDays in Siberia, says Tom McGonigle •nDavid Kaufman blasts Ian Hamilton’s Search forn].D. Salinger • How Rome survived with nonState Dept.: Chris KopfF on Art Eckstein’s Senatenand General • Jeffrey Tucker finds CardinalnO’Connor shares much with biographer NatnHentoff • Leo Raditsa gives Herb London’snstudy of nuclear ed. high marks • BrycenChristensen says Stanciu and Augros’ New Biologynargues for a Designer • Vic Gold andnLynne Cheney ably satirize DC, reports EllisnSandoz • E. Calvin Beisner looks at DougnBandow’s attempt at biblical politicsnChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnPhysician as Novelist by Walker Percy 10nWhy the best training for a writer is the study of disease.n14n22n32nCORRESPONDENCEnLetter From Washington: The Drugged War 44nby Samuel FrancisnLetter From the Lower Right: Talkin’ Freedom 45nBlues by John Shelton ReednLetter From Canada: The New Dual 47nMonarchy by Neil CameronnLetter From the Heartland: Only in a Place 48nLike This by Jane GreernLetter From Europe: Kingdoms of the Future 51nby Thomas MolnarnVITAL SIGNSnReviving the Merchant Marine 53nby Morris GuralnicknNewshound by Janet Scott Barlow 54nThe Restructuring of America 56nby Thomas L. MammosernDetroit Shakedown by Gary Vasilash 58nDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGES 4nCULTURAL REVOLUTIONS 6nPOETRYnThe Knoll 13nand Very Old by Tom Murray 36nREVISIONS 43nThe Best American Poetry 1988, edited by JohnnAshbery; The Direction of Poetry, edited by RobertnRichman.nON THE COVERnCover and illustrations by Zbigniew and Emilia Fitz,nexcept where noted.nnnMAY 1989/3n