ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I H E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U RE h PERSPECTIVErnOn Liberal Educationrnby Thomas FlemingrnThe education of liberals.rn12rnVIEWSrnTo Hell With Culture by John LukacsrnThe importance of education to civilization,rnnot culture.rnTechnovandals and the Future of Librariesrnby Michael GormanrnThe war against the book.rnAll Such Filthy Cheats by Theodore PappasrnThe nagging problem of plagiarism.rnThe Politics of Education and thernMetaphysics of Emptinessrnby Stephen A. EricksonrnWhy excellence must go.rnOPINIONSrnGo Figure by Arnold BeichmanrnJonathan Aitken: Nixon: A Life.rnAssessing a man of contradictions.rnREVIEWSrn16rn20rn23rn26rn29rnMark E. Neely, Jr.’s The Last BestrnHope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and thernPromise of America is a flat portrayal of arnperplexing figure, writes Brenan R. Niermanrn••• Gerald Russello surveys Conservative,rnAmerican & ]ewish: I Wouldn’t Have It Any OtherrnWay by Jacob Neusner, A Jewish Conservative Looksrnat Pagan America by Don Feder, and / Shot anrnElephant in My Pajamas: The Morrie Ryskind Storyrnby Morrie Ryskind and John H. Roberts ••rnChristine Haynes recommends John Lukacs’srnDestinations Past: Traveling through History withrnJohn Lukacs • Joseph Lanza confuses badrntaste with good in Elevator Music: A SurrealrnHistory of Muzak, Easy-Listening, andrnOther Moodsong, says J.O. Tate •••rnCORRESPONDENCE —rn31rnby Luther M. Boggs, Jr.rnLetter From Colorado: Back to Basicsrnby Edward L. LedermanrnLetter From Belize: Caribbean Vacationrnby Ray LowryrnLetter From the Lower Right:rnThe Honorable Gentleman From New Yorkrnby John Shelton ReedrnVITAL SIGNS —rn37rn39rn42rnHire Education: Technology as Reformrnby Mary PridernThe Perils of Politically Incorrect Researchrnby John DombrowskirnNew Covenant High School, 2040rnby Robert WestmorelandrnDEPARTMENTS -rn44rn46rn47rnLetter From Winthrop University:rnOn Campus With the National AIDS Quiltrn36rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnDe-Americanizationrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnView From a Campfirernby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnHistory Is Not Finishedrnby Peter RussellrnLandingrnby Gloria WhelanrnON THE COVERrnCover drawing by Igor Kopelnitsky.rn4rn5rn9rn49rn28rn45rnSEPTEMBER 1994/3rnrnrn