ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R Ern— PERSPECTIVErnMob Rulesrnby Thomas FlemingrnGovernment wholesale.rn10rnVIEWSrnThe Managerial Mob by Samuel FrancisrnOur thing and their thing.rnTough Tamales by J.O. TaternThe American way of crime.rnRunning With the Mob by Jerry SeperrnNo swans in the sewer.rnThe “Russian” Mafia in Americarnby Wayne AllensworthrnOur land of opportunity.rnOPINIONS -rnAn American Bhagavadgita by James HillrnPaul Johnson: A History of the American People.rnReinventing America.rn14rn18rn21rn24rn26rnREVIEWSrnClyde Wilson celebrates The Confederate War 28rnby Gary W. Gallagher • Andrei Navrozovrnrecommends Will This Do? The First Fifty YearsrnofAuberon Waugh: An Autobiography • • ReadrnCities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy beforernDisney gets ahold of it, suggests William Mills •rnFred Chappell’s A Way of Happening: Observationsrnof Contemporary Poetry is a model of good criticismrnand more, writes George Garrett •rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From London: The Skinny on the Pulps 3 3rnby Andrei NavrozovrnLetter From Inner Israel: The Politics of Reformrnby Jacob NeusnerrnVITAL SIGNSrn34rnCRIME: The Zebra Killingsrnby James P. LubinskasrnMEDL: Hillarylandrnby Janet Scott BarlowrnFILM: The Hollywood Ten(nessean)rnby Bill KaufifmanrnFOREIGN POLICY: The Agony of Kosovornby Alex N. DragnichrnECONOMICS: Wall Street Boom,rnMain Street Doom by Bob DjurdjevicrnFAMILY: Why Asian Population GrowthrnIs Grinding Down by Virginia AbernethyrnJUDICLyiY: Is There Hope for thernFederal Courts? by Stephen B. PresserrnDEPARTMENTS —rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnThe Albatross andrnThe Bend in the River, The Arm of the Cliffrnby Charles Edward Eatonrn36rn37rn39rn40rn44rn46rn47rn4rn6rn17rn35rnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by Anna Mycek-WodeckirnOCTOBER 1998/3rnrnrn