ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVE The Conspiracy of Conspiraciesrnby Thomas FlemingrnTrust no one.rn10rnVIEWSrnHistory as Paranoiarnby Andrei NavrozovrnThe Icebreaker cometh.rnA Room With a Viewrnby E. Michael JonesrnDebunking the Whig theory of histor).rnCui Bono?rnby Justin RaimondornConspiracy theories: a Rothbardian perspective.rnThe International Jewish Conspiracyrnby Paul GottfriedrnBehind the Protocols.rnOPINIONSrnThe Boringest Man in the Worldrnby Samuel FrancisrnLawrence Sntin: Do What Thou Wilt:rnA Life ofAleister CrowleyrnA Great Beast for a New Age.rnNo Place Like Homernby Randall IveyrnFred Chappell: Family GatheringrnWendell Berr-: jayher CrowrnLiterary reunions.rnREVIEWSrnArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s A Life in thernTwentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950,rnis an excruciating bore, writes Clyde Wilson • •rnChristie Davies recommends The Politics of Sexrnand Other Essays on Conservatism, Culture, andrnImagination by Robert Grant • • Peter Martin’srnA Life of James Boswell tells us nothing new, reportsrnJeffrey Meyers • • Alice Walker’s The Way ForwardrnIs With a Broken Heart is bad for your health, findsrnJ.O.Tate •rnCORRESPONDENCErn13 Letter From Venice: The Women’s Movement 38rnby Andrei NavrozovrnLetter From Indonesia: Jakarta’s Seething Volcano 39rn16 by Doug BandowrnLetter From the Dominican Republic: 41rnBearing Gifts From Afarrn20 by William MillsrnVITAL SIGNSrnPOLITICS: Everything Old Is New Againrnby Janet Scott BarlowrnRELIGION: Debating the “Gentile Vice”rnby Mark Tooleyrn23rn44rn45rnLiberal Slander bv David Millsrn27 MUSIC: Hillbillv Deluxernbv Clark StGoksbur’rnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCR^NGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrn29 SIGNS O F THE TIMESrnLETTER FROM ROCKFORDrnI’ve Got a Secretrnbv Scott P. Richertrn46rn47rn4rn5rn25rn36rnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTrnWill President Bush Resist the Global Interventionists?rnbv Srdi’a Trifkovicrn43rnIN THE DARKrn32 O Brother, Where Art Thou?, All the Pretty Horses, Trafficrnby George McCartneyrn49rnPOETRYrnThe Articulation and 15rnThe Difference A Day Alakes by Charles Edward Eaton 22rnSaw by John Nixon, Jr. 37rnON THE COVERCoverrnand inside illustrations bv Anatol WoolfrnMARCH 2001/3rnrnrn