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— PERSPECTIVErnEast Is East, and West Is Wussrnby Thomas FlemingrnDefending decadent Christendom.rn10rnVIEWSrnInsurgent Islam and American Collaborationrnby James George JatrasrnLiving amongst the minarets.rnA Quiet, Little Jihad? by Harold O.J. BrownrnNot with a bang, but a whimper.rnMulticulturalism and Islam by Srdja TrifkovicrnLiberal fiction and historical truth.rn14rn18rn21rnOPINIONSrnForce and Idea by Samuel Francis 26rnPaul Cottfried: After Liberalism: Mass Democracyrnand the Managerial State.rnA classic of contemporar)’ conservati e thought.rnAh, Wilderness! by Scott McConnell 28rnRobert D. Kaplan: An Empire Wilderness:rnTravels Into America’s Future.rnThe undiscovered countr)’.rnREVIEWSrn31 James Chace’s Acheson: The Secretary of StaternWho Created the American World is interestingrnbut predictable, reports Paul Gottfried •••rnCharlotte Allen allows us to draw our own conclusionsrnin The Human Christ: The Search for the HistoricalrnJesus, writes George McCartney ••• Thomas Flemingrnrecommends Water Distribution in Ancient Rome:rnThe Evidence ofFrontinus by Harr’ B. Evans • •rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From Australia: Australia’s Pat Buchanan: 34rnOut, But Not Downrnby R.J. StovernLetter From Germany: What Kohl Mined 36rnby Josef Schi.isslburnerrnLetter From Florence: Papal Soaprnbv Andrei Navrozo’rnLetter From Inner Israel: The Vacuity ofrnJewish Secularism by Jacob NeusnerrnVITAL SIGNS -rn37rn39rnJOURNALISM: Persecutions 41rnby Philip JenkinsrnRELIGION: The Christian Challenge 42rnin Islamic Africarnby Pedro C. MorenornEDUCATION: The Success of Direct Instruction 44rnby Marian Kester CoombsrnBondage Boy Goes to School 45rnb- Morgan N. KnullrnGUNS: Remember Pearl Harbor 47rnby David B. KopelrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnSIGNS OF THE TIMESrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDLVNrnNeoenvironmentalismrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnIn Memoriam by Giuseppe IJngarettirnTranslated by Thomas FlemingrnGeW/ngs by Alan SullivanrnON THE COVERrnCoer and inside illustrations by Anatol VVooIf.rn4rn5rn24rn49rn12rn19rnFEBRUARY 1999/3rnrnrn