ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U E T U RErnPERSPECTIVErnUnder the Ruble or An Idiot Abroadrnby Thomas FlemingrnThat enigma called Russia.rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnSocial Engineering in the Balkans by 12rnWilliam R. Hawkins. Building a “New Wodd” state.rnUncle Sam, International Nanny by Doug Bandow 16rnBring the troops home.rnAmerica First by Congressman James Traficant 19rnMichael New, foreign agents, and fair trade.rnOPINIONSrnThe Spirit of Atlantic by Bill KauffmanrnPaul M. Buhle and Edward Rice-Maximin:rnWilliam Appleman Williams: The Tragedy of Empire.rnREVIEWSrnThe Godless Constitution: The Case AgainstrnCorrectness by Isaac Kramnick and R. LaurencernMoore is sound scholarship, writes Philip Jenkinsrn• Clyde Wilson recommends The Vision of RichardrnWeaver, edited bv Joseph Scotchie, and Richard M.rnWeaver, 1910-1963: A Life of the Mmd by Fred DouglasrnYoung -•• Mario Vargas Llosa’s memoir A Fish in thernWater sheds light on the perils facing America, writesrnWilliam Mills • John Henry De Groot’s T/iernShakespeares and “The Old Faith” is a forgotten classic,rnsays Michael D. Aeschliman ••• Brian Alexander’srnGreen Cathedrals is an aimless adventure, reportsrnGregory McNamee •••rnCORRESPONDENCErn22rn25rnLetter From England: Television’s Taste Terrorists 31rnby Derrick TurnerrnLetter From Boston: Latin Quotas 32rnby Eugene NarrettrnLetter From Sturgis: The Last Pioneers 33rnby D.K. BrainardrnLetter From Ann Arbor: Libraries of Propaganda 3 5rnby John AttarianrnLetter From Alabama: Crime and Moonshine 36rnby Jeffrey TuckerrnFOREIGN AFFAIRS: Foreign Aid That 38rnAin’t So Foreign by R. Cort KirkwoodrnDemocracy and Declarations of War 39rnby Gregory D. FosterrnClinton and the Troops by A.J. Bacevich 40rnPHILANTHROPY: Liberal Charity 41rnby Thomas F. RoeserrnJOURNALISM: The Rise and Fall of a Paleocon- 43rnservative at the Washington Times (Part II)rnby Samuel FrancisrnMarauding Media Mob by Marc Morano 4 5rnART: A Journey to Mecca by Stan Edwards 46rnEUROPE: The Eurobalkan Basketcase 48rnby Tomislav SunicrnTECHNOLOGY: Battling Cyberhate 49rnby Thomas E. Woods, Jr.rnRELIGION: The Divinization of the Devil 50rnby Nicola AbbagnanornDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnAfternoon in a Yellow Room andrnTumbleweed by Charles Edward EatonrnSpring on a Rural Route by John Nixon, Jr.rnAccidents andrnAmnesty International by Harold McCurdyrnON THE COVER -rn4rn5rn20rn24rn26rn39rn48rnCover art and illustrations by Anna Mycek-Wodecki.rnMAY 1996/3rnrnrn