Chroniclesrn« M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U RErnPERSPECTIVErnPilgrim’s Digressrnby Thomas FlemingrnThe Celestial City revisited.rn10rnVIEWSrnDon’t Feed the War Machine by Bill Kauffman 14rnThe costs of war.rnHonor, Violence, and Civilization by Michael Hill 17rnThings worth dying for.rnEuthanasia for Excellence by Allan Carlson 20rnThe evil scientist lives.rnCrime, Punishment, and Civility by Barry Baldwin 22rnThe case for capital punishment.rnOPINIONSrnA Bard, By Any Other Name . . . by Frank Brownlow 26rnJoseph Sobran: Alias Shakespeare.rnNice, but wrong.rnREVIEWSrnClyde Wilson recounts the latest Jefferson-bashingrnin The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and thernFrench Revolution, 1785-1800 by ConorrnCruise O’Brien • • Cary David Comstockrnpreaches the new “Good News” in Unrepentant,rnSelf-Affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/GayrnPeople Within Organized Religion, reports HaroldrnO.J. Brown • • James Scruton recommendsrnHomage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky, SeamusrnHeaney, and Derek Walcott ••• J.O. Ilate findsrnclarity in Somewhere in the Night: Film Noirrnand the American City by Nicholas Christopher •rnCORRESPONDENCE —rnLetter From Lima: HUD Strikes Againrnby Steven GreenhutrnLetter From London: Allah in Piccadillyrnby Derek Turnerrn29rnLetter From Inner Israel: Continental Judaism, R.I.P. 36rnby Jacob Neusnerrn37rn38rnLetter From Pittsburgh: The Mood Disorder Clinicrnby Sarah McCarthyrnVITAL SIGNSrn40rnGLOBALISM: George Soros, Megalomaniac 41rnby Justin RaimondornLAW: A Burial Shroud 43rnby David D. ButlerrnHISTORY: The Shooting of George Wallace 44rnby William E. Thompson, Jr.rnTed Turner Fights the War 46rnby Alan Pell CrawfordrnFOREIGN AFFAIRS: Declaring China “Normal” 47rnby William R. HawkinsrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnImpeachable Offensesrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnWings of Icarusrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnPoe at Fordham andrnGriswold Slanders Poe One Midnightrnby Lawrence DuganrnThe Pallbearersrnby Tim MurphyrnON THE COVERrn4rn6rn34rn49rn13rn25rn16rnCover and inside illustrations by Igor Kopelnitsky.rnAUGUST 1997/3rnrnrn