ChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREn”/ was ever of opinion^ that the honest man who married and broughtnup a large family, did more service than he who continuednsingle and only talked of population.”n—Oliver Goldsmithn— PERSPECTIVEnVIEWSnConspicuous Benevolence and the Population 18nBomb by Garrett HardinnWhy good fences make good neighbors.nA Nation of Davids by Jacqueline R. Kasun 23nPopulation control and the environment.nThe New Wealth of Nations by Richard 25nD. LammnThe role of culture in determining national success.nOPINIONSnFlat-Earth Theories by Chilton Williamson, Jr. 28nKirkpatrick Sale: The Conquest of Paradise: ChristophernColumbus and the Columbian Legacy.nBarry Lopez: The Rediscovery of North America.nDavid Henige: In Search of Columbus: ThenSources for the First Voyage. Separating propagandanfrom history.nPsalms of Lament by Kenneth R. Craycraft 31nStanley Hauerwas: Naming the Silences. The rolenof medicine in the new theodicy.nREVIEV^SnBrian Robertson praises Paul Johnson’s encyclopedicnBirth of the Modern • Florence Kingnsays Jonathan Agronsky has hit the mark in MarionnBarry: The Politics of Race • Jacques Barzunncontinues his attack on American education,nwrites James Degnan • Michael Jordan recommendsnFrank Lawrence Owsley: Historian ofnthe Old South • Linda Hamalian’s A Life ofnAmerica, From Republic to Ant Farmnby Thomas FlemingnThe Pollyannas and the Doomsayers of the population debate.n34nKenneth Rexroth and Lee Bartlett’s Kenneth Rexrothnand James Laughlin: Selected Letters remindnus of one of the greatest unread writers, saysnGregory McNameen14nCORRESPONDENCE —nLetter From Paris: Francois Mitterrand:nMetternich or Gladstone? by Curtis GatenLetter From the Lower Right: Taking thenTenth by John Shelton ReednLetter From New York: The Long HotnSummer by Murray N. RothbardnVITAL SIGNSnDisneyland and the Real World: Capitalismnand the New World Order by Thomas MolnarnCreations Great and Small by David R. SlavittnDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSnby Samuel FrancisnPOETRYnNumber OnenandnThe Futurenby Richard MoorenCover by Anna Kozlowski.nON THE COVERnnn41n43n45n47n49n4n5n10n22n33nOCTOBER 1991/3n