ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U I T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnWhy Don’t We Mind Our Own Business?rnby Thomas FlemingrnCharity begins at home.rn10rnVIEWSrnDown the Rathole by Doug BandowrnWhere foreign aid goes.rnGreat Expectations by Virginia Deane AbernethyrnHow Uncle Sam fathers big families in the Third World.rnGames Elites Play by Sergey BerdyaevrnRussia and the IMF.rnOPINIONSrnHell Manrnby J.O. TaternDashiell Hammett: Complete NovelsrnGrappling with a reproachfrd ghost.rnA Race Apartrnby Paul GottfriedrnKevin x4acDonald: The Culture of CritiquernEthnic solidarity and self-rejection.rnREVIEWS —rnShirley Hazzard’s Greene on Capri: A Memoirrnis charming and engaging, writes Jeffrey MeyersrnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From Paris: Exhibitionism as a Way of Lifernby Curhs GaternLetter From Town Line: Copperhead Roadrnby Richard DavisrnLetter From Venice: The Leporello Aspectrnby Andrei NavrozovrnVITAL SIGNSrn13 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: A Spy in the House of NATOrnby Justin Raimondorn16 EDUCATION: Adam Smith University:rnA Modest Proposalrnby Richard D. Lammrn19rn24rnPOLITICS: Tlie Sin of Adam’s Markrnby Philip JenkinsrnFILM: Mission to Marsrnby George McCartneyrnRELIGION: The Growing Irrelevance of the NCCrnby Mark TooleyrnDEPARTMENTSrn27rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnSIGNS OF THE TIMESrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnA New Majority?rnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTrn30 The Taiwanese Election: Implications for U.S. Securityrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnThe Voice of the Turtlernbv Chilton Williamson, Jr.rn34 POETRYrnFoley’s Secretary andrnA Marathonrn37 by Lawrence Duganrn38rnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by Darren G)gi.rn41rn42rn43rn45rn47rn4rn5rn22rn32rn40rn49rn14rn31rnlUNE 2000/3rnrnrn