ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E I i l C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVE Flies Trapped in Honeyrnby Thomas FlemingrnCultural diabetes—our national malady.rn10rnVIEWSrnTo Hell With Culhirernby John LukacsrnWhat is it that we must conserve?rnCrime Storyrnby Samuel FrancisrnThe Godfather as political metaphor.rnNew York vs. New Yorkrnbv Bill KauffnianrnGive real New Yorkers their own state.rnOPINIONSrnNew England Against Americarnb’ Clvde WilsonrnThe Final Solution of the Philological Problemrnby E. Christian KopffrnFrom the Family of the Lionrnb’ M.F. BradfordrnREVIEWSrnOnan Agonistesrnby J.O.TaternCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From Cincinnati: Stranger in Paradisernby Janet Scott BadowrnLetter From Rome: Nothing Better to Dornb’ Andrei NavrozovrnLetter From the Lower Right:rnStill Fighting the Civil Warrnby John Shelton ReedrnVITAL SIGNSrnART: Art Restoration: The Sistine Chapelrnby Thomas MolnarrnHISTORY: Lies, Damned Lies, and Fossilsrnby Philip Jenkinsrn13 POLITICS: Repudiating the National Debtrnby Murray N. Rothbardrn.SS ^fyea/ss of^CoAronfc/oi -rn16rn20rn23rn26rn29rn31rn32rn35rnPOLEMICS & EXCHAINGESrnCULTURAL REVOLU TIONSrnSIGNS O F THE TIMESrnRacak Revisitedrn36 IN THE DARKrnThe Third Manrnby George McCartneyrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDLNrnDust ITiou Artrn40 by Chilton Williamson, Jr.rn-ON THE COVERrn42rn43rnAMERICAN EMPIRE 51rnCHRISTENDOM 52rnCLASSICAL PAIDEIA 53rnDECLINE AND FALL 5 3rnDEMOCRATISM 55rnETHNIC POLITICS 56rnHOPE 57rnHUMAN FREEDOM 57rnLACKEYS O F THE REGIME 5 7rnLIBERAL ARTS 59rnNATIONALISM 59rnTHE NEW WORLD ORDER 60rnOF THE LOBBY, BY THE LOBBY, AND FOR THE LOBBY 60rnTHE OLD REPUBLIC 61rnTHE OLD RIGHT 61rnTHE PARTY STATE 62rnTHE SERVILE STATE 63rnTRADITION AND VIRTUE 63rnTHE UTOPIAN NIGHTMARE 64rnTHE WRITER AND HIS WORLD 6 5rnDEPARTMENTSrn4rn6rn38rn47rn49rnCover bv H. Ward Sterett and Melanie Anderson.rnJULY 2001/3rnrnrn