ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnHoisting the Donkeyrnby Thomas FlemingrnKnowing the enemy.rn10rnVIEWSrnBirth of a Non-Nation by Maurizio BloncJetrnItalian history as not told in the textbooks.rnFDR and Mussolini by Srdja TrifkovicrnA tale of two fascists.rnWhy I Live in Italy by Andrei NavrozovrnTotalitarianism and roulette.rnOPINIONS —rnM-I-C-K-E-YM-O-U-S-Ernby J.O.TaternScan Griffin: Tinker Belles and Evil Queens:rnThe Walt Disne)’ Company from the Inside OutrnOn capitalism and “gay culture.”rnREVIEWSrnWhat I Think 1 Did: A Season of Survival in Two Actsrnby Larry Woiwode is an unusual memoir, findsrnEdward B. Anderson ••• Jane Greer recommendsrnSally S. Wright’s Pursuit and Persuasion ••• NicholasrnShakespeare has the probable last word in BrucernChatwin: A Biography, writes Bill Croke ••• JohnrnRichardson paints perceptive portraits in The SorcerersrnApprentice: Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper,rnaccording to Jeffrey Meyers •••rnCORRESPONDENCErn13rn16rn19rn27rnVITAL SIGNSrnGUNS: Ladies Against the Gonstitutionrnby Philip JenkinsrnMEDIA: Big Laughs With Important Peoplernby Janet Scott BarlowrnHISTORY: The Myth of “Red Fascism”rnby Paul GottfriedrnFILM: Gladiator, Frequencyrnh George McGartneyrnSOGIETY: Teen Angelrnby.AironO.WolfrnDEPARTMENTS -rn29rnLetter From Northern Italy: 36rnPoe, Henry Adams, and an Alliance of Ghristendomrnby Mario MarcollarnLetter From South Garolina: Dixie Ghoppers 37rnby Clyde WilsonrnLetter From Rome: Gay Pride Week in the Eternal City 39rnby Alberto CarosarnLetter From Corporate America:rnAt Ford, Diversity Is Job Onernby John Freemanrn39rn42rn43rn44rn46rn48rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGES 4rnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONS 6rnCHRONICLES INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT 21rnImmigration Misinformationrnby Virginia Deane AbernethyrnSIGNS OF THE TIMES 2 5rnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERS 34rnCapitalism the Enemvrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE AMERICAN INTEREST 41rnPeking, the White House, andrnWall Street Versus Main Streetrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDLVN 49rnThe Centaurrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnPOETRYrnBriefly Summer and 28rnOxymoron 30rnby Constance Rowell MastoresrnON THE COVERrnCover bv Vincent S. Chiaraniontc. Inside illustrations bvrnH. Ward Sterett.rnAUGUST 2000/3rnrnrn