ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E Of A M E R I C A N C U L T U RErnPERSPECTIVErnJohn Bull Turns Johnny Rebrnby Thomas FlemingrnLessons from Albion.rn10rnVIEWSrnCobden’s Pvrrhic Victory by Alfred E. EckesrnThe demise of eeonomic sovereignty.rnThe Surrender of Political andrnMilitary Sovereigntyrnh William R. HawkinsrnThe danger of collective security.rnOur Blessed Plot by Theodore PappasrnThe case for the Bricker Amendment.rnOur Global Parents by Christopher CheckrnThe Convention on the Rights of the Child.rnOPINIONSrnThe Sword in the Stone by Pat Choate 30rnAlfred E. Eckes; Opening America’s Market: U.S.rnForeign Trade Policy Since 1776.rnTracing America’s economic decline.rnThe Future Belongs To Us bv E. Christian Kopff 33rnRegis Debray: Charles de Gaulle: Futuristrnof the Nation.rnA great defender of the nation-state.rnREVIEWSrnRonald Steel’s Temptation of a Superpowerrnwarns us about the dangers of globalrncommitments, writes Justus D. Doeneekern••• Gregory J. Sullivan recommends HugornBlack: A Biography by Roger K. Newman ••rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From England: Continental Driftrnbv Jcrcmv Blackrn14rn17rn21rn25rn36rnLetter From Chile: The Attraction Offshorernbv William MillsrnVITAL SIGNSrn39rnFOREIGN AFFAIRS: Singing the U.N. Blues 42rnby Gary L. Bauer and Robert L. MaginnisrnAre Allies Necessary? 43rnby Edward A. OlsenrnIs War Unavoidable? 44rnby Ernest van den HaagrnPOLITICS: Lessons From France 45rnby E. Christian KopffrnMr. Manning Goes to Ottawa 47rnby Greg KazarnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnWhere the Buck Really Stopsrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnWyoming Peakrnb)’ Chilton Williamson, ]r.rnPOETRYrnLie Down and Diernb)’ Peter RussellrnTestamentrnby Paul Lakern49rn13rn35rn38 ON THE COVERrnCover art and illustrations bv Anna Mycek-Wodccki,rnOCTOBER 1995/3rnrnrn