ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U RErnPERSPECTIVErnBad Eggsrnby Thomas FlemingrnEducation and the American elite.rn10rnVIEWS CORRESPONDENCErnTo Hell With College by John Lukacs 14rnSchools and civility.rnIn Praise of Elites by George Watson 17rnElitism and its virtues.rnThe Education of Everyman by William F. Wyatt 19rnThe meaning of the Odyssey.rnPopular Front U. by J.O. Tate 23rn”Red diaper” babies and their reign.rnParietals Then and Now by Herb London 26rnFrom correct conduct to correct thinking.rnGood Manners, Good Literature by Richard Wilbur 28rnDiscipline and the arts.rnOPINIONSrnCity of Man, City of God by James HitchcockrnDavid L. Schindler: Heart of the World,rnHeart of the Church.rnSecularism and its consequences.rnA Prophet’s Reward by Ralph de ToledanornSam Tanenhaus: Whittaker Chambers.rnWhat he knew, and when he knew it.rnREVIEWSrnSamuel Francis’s essays in Revolution from the Middlernshow what ails the conservative movement, writesrnJames Thornton ••• Harvest of Rage:rnWhy Oklahoma City is Only the Beginningrnby Joel Dyer is part of the Great Militia Panic,rnreports Philip Jenkins • •rn31rn33rn36rnLetter From Nueva York; The Elite of El Bronxrnby Robert Bermanrn41rnLetter From England: Why Johnny Bull Can’t Read 42rnby Jeremy BlackrnVITAL SIGNSrnEDUCATION: The Forced Funding ofrnStudent Radicalismrnby Scott SouthworthrnHomegrownrnby Katherine DaltonrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnLooking Backwardrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnSouth by Southeastrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnSphinx by Jared CarterrnandrnNext Year, Droughtrnby Timothy Murphyrn44rn46rn4rn7rn39rn49rn22rn35rnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations b}’ Anna Mycek-Wodecki.rnSEPTEMBER 1997/3rnrnrn