ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U RErnPERSPECTIVErnAthens and Jerusalemrnby Thomas FlemingrnWhere neopagans go wrong.rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnWith the Nietzscheans of Naumburg by Curtis Gate 12rnMediocrity and the West.rnAncient Greek Religion by Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones 17rnHow it differed from Christianity.rnMonotheism vs. Polytheism by Alain de Benoist 20rnThe neopagan critique.rnThe Twilight of the Sacred by Thomas Molnar 24rnThe Christian difference.rnOPINIONSrnScholarship and Bricolage by E. Christian KopffrnBernard Williams: Shame and Necessity.rnLearning from the ancients.rnREVIEWSrnSatan’s Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Makingrnof a Modern American Witch Hunt by DebbiernNathan and Michael Snedeker is brilliant and longrnoverdue, reports Philip Jenkins • • Clyde Wilsonrnrecommends the politically incorrect BlackrnConfederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil Wiir Virginiarnby Ervin L. Jordan, Jr., and Black Slaveowners: FreernBlack Slavemasters in South Carolina, 1790-1860rnby Larry Koger • • Justus D. Doenecke reflectsrnon Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn,rnedited by Gregory P. Pavlik ••• Tony Hillerman’srnFinding Moon is different but far from disappointing,rnwrites Gregory McNamee •••rnCORRESPONDENCErn26rn29rnJOURNALISM: The Rise and Fall of a Paleo- 3 5rnconservative at the Washington Times (Part I)rnby Samuel FrancisrnRELIGION: Politicized Christianity 37rnby Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.rnEvangelicals on the Durham Trail 39rnby D.G. HartrnDoes God Believe in Gun Control? 43rnby David B. KopelrnThe Revival of Russian Paganism 45rnby Wayne AllensworthrnColleges Against Christ 46rnby Sanford PinskerrnDemonizing the Orthodox 47rnby John CarluccirnDEPARTMENTSrnLetter From Inner Israel: State-Sponsored Prayerrnby Jacob Neusnerrn34rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnZiarnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnEpigramsrnBest Intentions andrnOut of Tune with the Stars by X.J. KennedyrnON THE COVER —rnCover art and illustrations by H. \4ird Sterett.rn4rn5rn49rn11rn16rn19rnAPRIL 1996/3rnrnrn