ChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREn”Mj hold of the Colonies is in the close affectionnwhich grows from common names, from kindred blood,nfrom similar privileges, and equal protection. These arenthe ties which, though light as air, are as strong as linksnof iron.”n— Edmund BurkenPERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnThe Future of American Nationalismnby Clyde WilsonnOur experiment with a nationalism that has noncultural cohesion.nTragedy, Comedy, and Modern Timesnby James Bond StockdalenHow the Vietnam War could have ended eightnyears earlier.nOPINIONSnNational Service by Theodore Pappas 27nNational Service: Pro & Con, edited by WilliamsonnM. Evers. Citizenship and the virtues of anmoral equivalent of war.nThe Secret of the Twentieth Century 31nby Samuel FrancisnKevin Phillips: The Politics of Rich and Poor:nWealth and the American Electorate in the ReagannAftermath. Race and group identity in thenemerging “new nationalism.”nREVIEWSnSelling Out shows the extent to which Americanncommerce has succumbed to the “Dutch disease,”nsays William Hawkins • NicholasnDavidson finds Betty Steele’s picture of feminismnunpleasant but accurate • J.O. Tate recommendsntwo new biographies of Lauritz Melchiornand Lawrence Tibbett • Chilton Williamsonnrecommends the essays of GregorynMcNamee • F.W. Brownlow applauds JeffreynMeyers’ D.H. LawrencenFurther Reflections on Violencenby Thomas FlemingnLove and strife in a nation of Hopi.n16n22n36n12nCORRESPONDENCEnLetter From Paris: Two Triumphsnof ‘Mediacracy’nby Curtis CatenLetter From the Lower Right:nOfficial State Businessnby John Shelton ReednYour Papers, Pleasenby R. Cort KirkwoodnThe Queen Is Deadnby Janet Scott BarlownVITAL SIGNSnThe ‘Theft’ of an American Classicnby Theodore PappasnDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSnby Samuel FrancisnPOETRYnColloquiesnby Martin Seymour-SmithnAfter Memorial Day in the Brandywine Battlefieldnby Ruth MoosenON THE COVERnCover illustration by Wiktor Sadowski.nnn42n44n45n46n49n4n5n9n15n21nNOVEMBER 1990/3n