Chroniclesrn« M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnThe Only Game in Townrnby Thomas FlemingrnGambHng and the frontier spirit.rn10rnVIEWSrnDeath Before Dishonor by Roger D. McGrathrnAmericans, then and now.rnPrint the Legend by Wilham MurchisonrnRetaking the Alamo.rnWelcome to Dodge City by Dave KopelrnThe gun on the frontier.rnOPINIONSrnThe Road to Regression by Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnBill Kauffrnan: With Good Intentions? Reflectionsrnon the Myth of Progress in America.rnDefending reactionary radicalism.rnREVIEWSrn13rn17rn20rn26rnLetter From Florence: The Chic and the Psychicrnby Andrei Navrozovrn42rnVITAL SIGNSrnFILM: Eight Millimeter, October Sky, 44rnAnalyze Thisrnby George McCartneyrnEDUCATION: Yes, California, There Is a 45rnRight Answerrnby Marian Kester CoombsrnFOREIGN AFFAIRS: Our Little War in Kosovo 47rnby Doug BandowrnRELIGION: Pitirim Sorokin: 49rnA Prophet of Our Presentrnby Harold O.J. BrownrnDonald W. Livingston’s Philosophical Melancholyrnand Delirium: Hume’s Pathology of Philosophy isrnabsolutely indispensable, writes Antony Flew ••rnWendell Berry takes his stand in The Selected Poemsrnof Wendell Berry, reports Charles Edward Eaton ••rnThe Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America—rnThe Stalin Era by Allen Weinstein and AlexanderrnVassiliev merely scratches the surface, arguesrnRalph de Toledano ••• Dear Socks, Dear Buddy:rnKids’ Letters to the First Pets is Hillary RodhamrnClinton’s campaign book, reveals J.O. Tate •••rnCORRESPONDENCErn29rnLetter From Banausia: The Aptly Named Woodhead 37rnby Michael McMahonrnLetter From Bosnia: The New Imperialismrnby Christian Hummelrn39rnLetter From Lagado: The 21st-century Doctorate 40rnby John N. FraryrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnSIGNS OF THE TIMESrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnPolitics Without a Rightrnby Samuel FrancisrnPOETRYrnThe Passionate Shepherd’s Returnrnby Richard MoorernKind Words on a Thursdayrnbv Constance Rovvell Mastoresrn4rn5rn24rn35rn22rn34rnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by Gregory L. Newbold andrnH. Ward Sterett.rnJUNE 1999/3rnrnrn