ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U RErnPERSPECTIVErnVirtual Democracyrnby Thomas FlemingrnThe tyranny of minorities.rnVIEWSrnThe Long Apprenticeship by Frangois Furet 11rnAmerican democracy and the future of Europe.rnA Mighty Long Fall by Bill Kauffman 14rnAn interview with Eugene McCarthy.rnA 28th Amendment by William J. Quirk and 18rnRobert M. WilcoxrnDemocracy and constitutional change.rnWhither the Populist Wave by Paul Gottfried 22rnRegionalism versus nationalism.rnWhy Americans Shouldn’t Vote by David Mastio 25rnA hard look in the mirror.rnOPINIONSrnTrouble in the City by Kenneth R. Craycraft, Jr. 27rnJean Bcthke Elshtain: Democracy on Trial.rnSeeing through the haze of fashionable ideologies.rnTruth Against the Grain by Arnold Beichman 29rnRichard Gid Powers: Not Without Honor:rnI’he History of American Anticommunism.rnChronicling the bizarre.rnREVIEWSrnPeter J. Stanlis recommends The Pohtical Economyrnof Edmund Burke: The Role of Property in His Thoughtrnby Francis Canaan • • Barry Baldwin’s ThernEatin & Greek Poems of Samuel Johnson reminds usrnof the real language of literature, writes ThomasrnFleming ••• David Dadington’s The Mojavernhighlights the least explored of the North Americanrndeserts, reports Gregory McNamee -••rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From England: LD. Cards for Menrnby Christie Daviesrn32rn35rnVITAL SIGNSrnPOLITICS: Sex, Drugs, and a Republican Party 36rnby Marc MoranornRon Paul and the Two GOP’s 37rnby Thomas Woods, Jr.rnGOVERNMENT: Who Are the Freemen? 38rnby Jeffrey A. TuckerrnMEDIA: McCarthyism in Manhattan 39rnby Mark RachornMILITARY: False Colors: The Case of 41rnMichael New by Kathcrine DaltonrnLITERATURE: Conrad Aiken 43rnby Ralph de ToledanornEUROPE: A King for France? 45rnby Thomas MolnarrnSCIENCE: Truth and Consequences 47rnb Steven GoldbergrnMORALITY: Out of Order 48rnby Terence GallagherrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGES 4rnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONS 6rnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN 49rnAlternative Californiarnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnA Satirical Poet, Turned Down for an NEA Grant, 31rnConsoles Himself With an Image of True GrandeurrnTo An Artist Who Has Made It by Richard Moore 47rnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by H. Ward Sterett.rnJULY 1996/3rnrnrn