ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnThe Emperor’s Tattoornbv Thomas HcmingrnRace baitine, American st”le.rn10rnVIEWSrnA Vast Wliite-VVing Conspiracy? bv Phihp Jenkins 13rnT1ie media and the race card.rnColor Me Kweisi by WiUiam Mnrchison 16rnThe NiACP marches into irrelevance.rnOPINIONSrnThe Cost of Holocaustrnb” C^hilton Williamson, jr.rnPeter Noick: The Holocaust in American Lifern1 he cultnral significance of the holocaust.rnEver^’ Secret Thingrnb Samuel FrancisrnC’hristopher Andrew & Vasili Mitrokhin:rnThe Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archivernand the Secret Histor}’ of the KGBrnArthur Herman: fosepli McCarthy: Reexaminingrnthe Life and 1 £gacy of America’s Most Hated SenatorrnLiberaHsm’s legac’ repealed.rnREVIEWSrnMichael Wharton has created an imaginaryrnnation in Peter Simple’s Century, finds DerekrnTnrner • • Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. JohnrnSingleton Moshy b- James A. Ramage is a welcomernstud^• of a remarkable figure, writes J.O. Tate • •rnCORRESPONDENCErn26rn29rn32rnLetter From England: New Gaybonr 38rnbv Derek I’urnerrnLetter From Inner Israel: Rabbis, But No Torah 39rnbv Jacob NeusnerrnLetter From South Africa: Out of Africa 41rnb Anthony P. Ellisonrn^ VITAL SIGNSrnPOLITICS: Christophobiarnb’ Paul Gottfriedrn43rnEDUCATION: Out of the Closet and Into the Schools 44rnb Mark Tool evrnLANGUAGE: Abortion and the Murder of Meaning 46rnb William MnrchisonrnFILM: The Talented Mr. Ripleyrnh Cicorge McCartnernMLJSIC: Randy Newman’s American Dreamrnb Brian l^oherh’rnDEPARTMENTS -rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnREACTIONARY RADICALS/rnRADICAL RFACTIONARIESrnTale of a “Seditionist”rnb’ Justin RaimondornSIGNS OFTHI,TIMESrn47rn49rn4rn5rn19rn24rnLetter From Florida: Driving Dixie Down 35rnb’ Joe PrussingrnLetter From Barsoom: Learning to Speak in Opar 36rnb- Brian KirkpatriekrnLetter From Venice: Acqua Alta 37rnb Andrei NaToz<)rnPOETRYrnAutumn ChorernandrnPlea Deniedrnh Richard MoorernON THE COVERrnCox’cr and inside illustrahons b Patrick Fit/gerald.rn14rn18rnMAY 2000/.!rnrnrn