PERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnBeautiful Losers by Samuel Francis 14nThe failure of American conservatism.nConservative Movement R.I.P.? 18nSix views on conservatism from Wick Allison,nCharley Reese, Clyde Wilson, Murray N. Rothbard,nHoward Phillips, and Donald Devine.nThe Goading of America by Florence King 23nMisanthropy as a social movement.nOPINIONSnThe Isolationist Enigma by ChiltonnWilliamson, Jr.nGodfrey Hodgson: The Colonel: The Life andnWars of Henry Stimson, 1867-1950. Untanglingna strange history of conservative foreign policy.nREVIEV^SnCharles Sykes returns to academic politics in ThenHollow Men, writes Paul Gottfried • M.E.nBradford praises Marion Montgomery’s essaysn• James Degnan recommends Shelby Steele’snindictment of affirmative action • RobertnSirico proves that free-market Jesuits do exist •nGregory McNamee says Yankees in the Land ofnthe Gods may explain the roots of current Japanese-Americannrelations • E. ChristiannKopff has reservations about Kurt and BarbaranAland’s New Testament study • R.S. Gwynnnintroduces Romanian poet Nina Cassian •nCarl Curtis raves over A.N. Wilson’s Bottle innChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREn”/ often think it’s comicalnThat every boy and every galnThat’s born into the world alivenIs either a little LiberalnOr else a little Conservative.”n—W.S. GilbertnThe New Fusionism by Thomas Fleming 10nThe conservative movement that barks but never bites.n28n31nthe Smoke • The Encyclopedia of Bad Taste isna contribution to its subject, warns J.O. Tate •nJohn Ellis’s Brute Force explains Allied strength innWW II, says Alan Levine •nCORRESPONDENCE —nLetter From the Lower Right: MotelnCalifornia by John Shelton ReednLetter From Scotland: Beyond the Fringenby Katherine DaltonnVITAL SIGNSnThe Gulf Crisis in Europe by Tomislav Sunic 49nA True Vindication of Edmund Burke 51nby Peter J. StanlisnDahrendorf and Burke: 1789 & 1989 55nby George WatsonnPoetry and Madness 57nby Richard MoorenDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGES 4nCULTURAL REVOLUTIONS 6nPOETRYnThe Slothful, The Vengeful, and The Decadent 13nby Dabney StuartnReluctant Resident 22nby John Nixon, Jr.nON THE COVER —nCover illustration by Anna Mycek-Wodecki.nnn45n46nMAY 1991/3n