ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U RErn”It is my duty^ to leave nothing undone that I may lawfully do, to pull down this administration…. Theyrnwho, from indifference, or with their eyes open, persist in hugging the traitor to their bosom, deserve to berninsulted… deserve to be slaves, with no other music to soothe them but the clank of the chains which theyrnhave put on themselves and given to their offspring.”rn— John Randolph, 1826rnPERSPECTIVErnFrom White House to Blockhousernb’ Thomas FlemingrnHow Presidents became our masters.rn10rnVIEWSrnMr. Lincoln’s War b- Patrick J. Buchanan 13rnAn irrepressible conflict?rnCaesar’s Column by Samuel Francis 23rnThe demise of checks and balances.rnDown With the Presidency 27rnby Llewelh’ii 11. Rockwell, Jr.rnFxecuti’c branch evils.rnFranklin Fierce and the Fight for the Old Union 33rnb H.Arthur Scott TraskrnRemembering the Northern Jeffersonians.rnOPINIONSrnThe Future of the Jews by Jacob Neusner 37rnElliott Abrams: Faith or Fear: How jews CanrnSurrire in a Christian America.rnAlan M. Dcrshowitz: The Vanishing American few.rnIn Search of fewish Identity for the Next Century.rnOne is serious, the other a quack.rnTargeted ^ lissiles, Guided Democracy 39rnb Paul Gottfried. George F. Kcnnan and John Lukacs:rnGeorge F. Kennan and the Origins of Containment,rnTHTTMG.rnCommunism’s effect on American history.rnREVIEWSrndirty little secret behind Promiscuities: The SecretrnStruggle for Womanhood hv Naomi Wolf • •rnMark V. Tushnet reveals the judge as advocaternin Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshallrnand the Supreme Court, J96J-J99J, writesrnWilliam J. Watkins, Jr. •••rnCORRESPONDENCE -rnLetter From Alabama: This Dog Won’t Huntrnby Michael HillrnVITAL SIGNS —rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULPURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnThe Conquerors andrnA House Wrenrnby 1 larold McCurdyrn45rnPOLITICS: One Nation Indivisible 46rnb Donald Livingston and Thomas H. NalorrnEDUCATION: Dumb and Number 47rnby Marian Kcster CoombsrnThe Liechtenstein Academy 49rnby Peter LauriernDEPARTMENTSrn22rn26rnJohn Lukacs recommends Andre Malraux: A Biography 42rnby Curtis Gate • Karina Rollins exposes thernON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by H. Ward StcrcttrnOCTOBER 1997nrnrnrn