ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R Ern- PERSPECTIVErnUnder Western Liesrnby Thomas FlemingrnOn the wrong side of the barrel.rnVIEWSrnDefenders of Democraey by Philip JenkinsrnCovert policing and dirty tricks.rnChild Abuse at Waco by David B. KopelrnThe true abusers at Mount Carmel.rnBack From the Brink by Ronin ColmanrnThe second war against gunowners.rnUncivil Liberties by Greg KayernPetition at your own risk.rnREVIEWSrnPaul Gottfried assesses The Rise ofrnNeoconservatism: Intellectuals and ForeignrnAffairs, 1945-1994 by John Ehrman •rnForced Justice: School Desegregation and the Lawrnby David J. Armor explodes many myths, writesrnWilliam J. Watkins, Jr. • Loxley F. Nicholsrnrecommends In the Tennessee Countryrnbv Peter Tavlor • •rnCORRESPONDENCErn12rn16rn21rn24rnOPINIONSrnPost Mortem by Robert G. Whitten 28rnMichael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Traynor:rnThe Generals’ War: The Inside Story of thernConflict in the Culf.rnHow Colin Powell measures up.rnUp From Television b) The Reverend Ian Boyd 31rnHis Holiness John Paul II: Crossing thernThreshold of Hope.rnChaotic but constructive.rn33rnLetter From Alabama: Judge Roy Moore v. 39rnthcACLUrnby Michael HillrnLetter From Paris: Bulldozing into Trouble 39rnby Curtis GaternVITAL SIGNSrnFOREIGN AFFAIRS: General Lewis MacKenzie 42rnon the Balkans Warrnby Kenneth McDonaldrnLAW ENFORCEMENT: The Mark of the Beast 43rnby Larry PrattrnTrespassing in the City 45rnby Paul KirchnerrnEDUCATION: The War on Homeschoolers 46rnby Christopher CheckrnENVIRONMENT: The New 48rnConservation Movementrnby Jim ChristiernWOMEN: Bitch, Bitch, Bitch 49rnby Laurie MorrowrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnBr’er Rabbit and Br’er HawkrnRefusal to Exercise andrnThanksgiving Hymn by Gail WhiternLetter From Waco: A Visit to Mount Carmelrnbv Mary Alice Cookrn37rnON THE COVER —rnCover art and illustrations by Igor Kopelnitsky.rn11rn15rn20rnDECEMBER 1995/3rnrnrn