ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnThe Heart’s Geographyrnby Thomas FlemingrnEurope in America.rn10rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnDefending Civilization by Jean RaspailrnOur European family-rnThe French Revolution in Canadarnby Kenneth McDonaldrnHow culture and federalism can co-exist.rnThe Multicultural Lie by Scott P. RichertrnThe European roots of American life.rnOPINIONS —rnUnjust War by Gregon.’ PavlikrnJohn V. Denson, Editor: The Costs ofWar:rnAmerica’s Pyrrhic Victories.rnThe case for a peaceful foreign policy.rnThe Last Gentlemen by Loxley F. NicholsrnPatrick Samway: Walker Percy: A Life.rnJay Tolson, Editor: The Correspondence ofrnShelby Foote & Walker Percy.rnUnhollow men.rnREVIEWSrnThe National Research Council’s The NewrnAmericans: Economic, Demographic, and FiscalrnEffects of Immigration is a political hot potato,rnreports Virginia Deane Abernethy • • A CertainrnJustice by P.D. James is the reward of more thanrn3 5 years of hard work, writes Wayne Allensworth ArnCORRESPONDENCE —rnLetter From Venice: Illusion and Reality,rnThen and Now by Curtis GaternLetter From Germany: Totalitarian Again?rnby Josef Schiisslburnerrn14rn17rn20rn24rn26rn29rn34rn37rnREGIONALISM: The Cajuns of Louisiana 40rnby Roger L. BusbicernCreole Culture 41rnby Ben C. ToledanornLiving in French in the St. Lawrence Valley 43rnby Sylvie FortinrnPOLITICS: The Politics of Illegitimacy Rates 44rnby Joseph E. FallonrnHillary’s Dirty Little Secret About Health 46rnCare Reform by Katherine DaltonrnGUNS: Distaff Defense 48rnby Heather E. BarryrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnThe Other Face of Multiculturalismrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDL^rnChristmas in Julyrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnPolitical Conection,rnA National ReUgion, andrnhurley Coulter’s Song For Kate Helen Branchrnby Wendell BerryrnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by H. Ward Sterett.rn4rn5rn32rn49rn23rnAPRIL 1998/3rnrnrn