ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U II ErnPERSPECTIVErnIt’s Stupid, the Economyrnby Thomas FlemingrnCulture and immigration.rn10rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnSweet Land of Libert^’ b^ Murra’ N. Rothbardrn hat it means to be an “American.”rnOur Classical Roots bv E. Christian KopffrnOur heritage of freedom and ereativitv.rn14 POLITICS: Image Is Everythingrnb Janet Scott Bariowrn18 LAW: The Stuffed Grape Leaf Standardrnb Sarah I. MeCarthvrn40rn41rnAmerica’s Christian Heritage b I larold O.J. BrownrnTlie real bottom line.rn21 EUROPE: Homo Sovieticus Lives Onrnb Tomislav Suniern42rnFree Immigration or Forced Integration?rnb llans-Ucrmann Hoppern’ i p . Defining American citizenshrnOPINIONSrn25 When East Meets Westrnb Thomas Molnarrn44rnPROPAGANDA: Soviet Spies and Agents of Influence 46rnb Arnold BeichmarirnAlien Future b’ Paul Craig RobertsrnPeter Brimelow: Alien Nation:rnCommon Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster.rnAlarums and excursions.rnREVIEWSrnStephen B. Prcsser traces the rise ofrnjudicial t rannv in Recapturing the Constitution:rnRace, Religion, and Abortion Reconsidered, writesrnGeorge W. Carey ••• Michael Kazin should havernprobed a little deeper in The Popuhst Persuasion,rnargues Paul Gottfried • • Philip Jenkins hasrnfun with The Complete Gospels: Revised andrnExpanded Edition edited by Robert J. Miller • •rnBill Kauffman treks through Gene Roddenberry:rnThe Alyth and the Man Behind Star Trek bv JoelrnEngel, Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and OtherrnMemories bv Nichelle Nichols, and To the Starsrnby George Takei • • Christopher Checkrnsurcs life With the Old Breed: At Peleliu andrnOkinawa by E.B. Sledge • Michael Washburnrnrecommends Race and Culture bv Thomas Sowell •rn28rn30rnCORRESPONDENCE —rnLetter From Massachusetts: Beacon to the Nationsrnh Eugene Narrettrn38rnCLASSICS: Homer Nodsrnb William F. W^•attrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnA Boundless Field of Powerrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnNavajoland: Irnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnBallade of the LiteratesrnThe O.j. Simpson Trial andrnThe Stages of Forgettingrnby Gail WhiternAfter by Rudolph SchirmerrnON THE COVER “rnCover and illustrations bv H. W’ard Sterett.rn47rn49rn13rn17rn20rn24rnJULY 1995/3rnrnrn