PERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnAncestors by Fred ChappellnA short story, with an introductionnby Dabney Stuart.nTime and Tide in the Southern Short Storynby Madison Smartt BellnThe role of history in Southern short fiction.nOPINIONSnRedefining America by Lawrence Auster 32nRichard D. Alba: Ethnic Identity: The TransformationnofWhite America. Chronicling the ethnicitynof white America.nPeaceable Kingdoms by Paul Gottfried 34nDaniel Patrick Moynihan: On the Law of Nations.nForeign policy and the pursuit of international law.nREVIEWSnJacques Ellul shows the tie between science andnthe state, says Chilton Williamson •nGarry Wills’ Under God is written more to impressnthan to clarify, writes James Graves •nPhilip Marcus reviews books on philanthropy bynEllen Lagemann and Teresa Odendahl •nJames Tuttleton recommends Richard Lingeman’snbiography of Theodore Dreiser •nRobert Ely’s Iron John packs a macho message,nclaims Gregory McNamee • Russell Kirknpraises the simple life of Ronald Jager’s EightynAcres • Katherine Dalton reviews HarlannHubbard’s life and work •nCORRESPONDENCEnLetter From the Lower Right: Locally Ownednand Operated by John Shelton ReednChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnAnarchy and Family in the Southern Traditionnby George GarrettnThe past and present state of Southern literature.n16n27n36n45nLetter From the Heartland:nI’m From the Government andnI’m Here to Helpnby Jane Greern14nLetter From Paris: The Grand Illusionnby Curtis Gaten46n47nVITAL SIGNS r-nBuzzards and Dodos: George Core 50nTalks With George GarrettnAbout the QuarterliesnA Conversation Around Southern Poetry 52nby Kelly Cherrynand Henry Taylor inSociology and Common Sense 55nby Steven GoldbergnDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSnby Samuel FrancisnPOETRYnPoe at the Endnby R.H.W. DillardnTwo Poems on Declensionnby James SeaynON THE COVERnCover illustration by Anna Mycek-Wodecki.nnn4n6n11n13n29nMARCH 1991/3n