ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R E PERSPECTIVErn”It Ain’t Me “rnby Thomas FlemingrnAmerica’s fortunate;rn10rnVIEWS -rnNobody but the Peoplernbv Samuel FrancisrnCreahng a new elite.rnNo More Nonsense About Elitesrnb- Clacs G. R}nrnThe illusion of the classless society-.rnAn Aristocracy of Warriorsrnb Roger D. McGrathrnHow presidents are made.rnREVIEWSrnAs We Go Marching . . .rnbvH.A. Scott TraskrnThomas Fleming: The New Dealers’ War: F.D.R. andrnthe War Within World War 11rnClyde Wilson on Robert N. Rosen’s The JewishrnConfederates, Kelly J. O’Grady’s Clear the ConfederaternWa: The Irish in the Army of Northern Virginia, andrnNancy Lusignan Schultz’s Fire and Roses: The Burningrnof the Charleston Convent, 1834 • • Harold 0 . | .rnBrown on Philip Jenkins’ Hidden Gospels: How thernSearch for fesus Lost Its Way • • Katherine Daltonrnon Priscilla Buckley’s String of Pearls • • JeffreyrnMeyers on Ray Monk’s Bertrand Russell: The Ghost ofrnMadness, 192T1970 ••• Jonathan Ellis on MartinrnFletcher’s Almost Heaven: Travels Through thernBackwoods of America •••rn- VITAL SIGNSrn15 CHRIS l’IANIT’: Church and Democracyrnbv Thomas Molnarrn”This Is An Hard Saving: Who Can Hear It?”rn18 by Philip JenkinsrnOriental Fumin’ by J.G. Jatrasrn21 THI’. OLD REPUBLIC: The Dangerous Mythrnof American Exceptionalismrnb Joseph F. FallonrnMUSIC: Berlioz: A Musical Apotheosisrn26 by Ralph de ToledanornCOLUMNSrnTHK BARE BODKINrnbv loe Sobranrn29rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From Rome: American Handgunners SeekrnVatican Recognition b Alberto Carosarn36rnCHRCJNICLES INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTrnby Roberto de MattelrnLETTER FROM ROCKLORDrnb Scott P. RichertrnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnPlanet of the Apes and Ghost Worldrnby George McCartnevrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDUNrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnDEPARTMENTS -rnPOLEMICS & EXCILVNGESrn47rn49rn50rn51rn53rn13rn24rn34rn45rn55rn57rnLetter From Wisconsin: Harvest Moonrnby Sean ScallonrnLetter F’rom Corsica: Ethnicity as a Way of Lifernbv Curtis GaternLetter From Palermo: Public Relationsrnby Andrei Navrozovrn37rn38rn42rnCULTURAL RF,VOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnDougrnNight Patrol andrnKisenstadt’s Kiss by Bruce CkiernseyrnOM THF r n V F Prn6rn12rn20rn41rnLetter From Virginia: New Politics in Old Virginiarnb Marshall Fishwickrn43rnGoer and inside illustrations bv H. Ward Sterett.rnOCTOBER 2001/3rnrnrn