ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnMind Your Own Businessrnby Thomas FlemingrnThe rise of the meddler.rn14rnVIEWSrnHow Do You Know? by George Watson 18rnThe deconstruction of knowledge.rnPain Without Purpose by Patrick Reilly 23rnThe modern dilemma.rnThe Ideology of Technology by Thomas Molnar 27rnThe push for uniformity.rnOPINIONSrnWomen and Biographers First!rnby F.W. BrownlowrnMartin Stannard; Evelyn Waugh: The LaterrnYears 1939-1966.rnHow not to write a biography.rnWho Needs the Historical Jesus?rnby Jacob NeusnerrnJohn P. Meier: A Marginal Jew: Rethinkingrnthe Historical ]esus.rnJohn Dominic Crossan: The Historical jesus:rnThe Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant.rnWhy facts are not faith.rnREVIEWSrnStephen L. Tanner has high praise for WendellrnBerry’s Fidelity: Five Stories and Sabbaths,rn1987-1990 • Jared Taylor’s Paved Wif/i GoodrnIntentions: The Failure of Race Relations inrnContemporary America is bold and refreshinglyrnfrank, writes David Gordon ••• Nat Hentoff’srnFree Speech for Me—But Not for Thee: How thernAmerican Left and Right Relentlessly CensorrnEach Other is helpful but misguided, reportsrnBrian Robertson • Stephen Bodiornrecommends Gregory McNamee’s Named inrnStone and Sky: An Arizona Anthology • •rnHarold C. Schonberg’s Horowitz: His Life andrn30rn32rn35rnMusic is a stirring read, says J.O. Tate •rnCORRESPONDENCE -rnLetter From Serbia: Notes From the Front,rnPart IIrnby Momcilo SelicrnLetter From New York City:rnLife as Pathologyrnby Herbert I. LondonrnLetter From the Lower Right: The MississippirnHippies and Other Denizens of thernDeep (South)rnby John Shelton ReedrnVITAL SIGNSrnA Letter to Senator John Kerry:rnSex and Soldieringrnby John LoftonrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnA Perpetual Censorrnby Samuel FrancisrnPOETRYrnEmersonrnandrnTo a Saxon Poet by Jorge Luis BorgesrnTranslated by Robert MezeyrnDipstick,rnLong Hours in the Sun, andrnThe Afterworldrnby Charles Edward EatonrnON THE COVER -rn42rn45rn47rn49rn4rn5rn10rn17rn48rn29rn29rn41rnCover painting by Maciej Urbaniec.rnJULY 1993/3rnrnrn