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 PERSPECTIVErnRecessionalrnby Thomas FlemingrnThe axis of civilization.rn12rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnTwo Trails of Bloodrnby Harold O.J. BrownrnPost-September 11, 1683.rnHe Whose Loss Is Laughterrnby Fr, Hugh BarbourrnThe House of War versus the House of Bread.rnLepanto: A Category of the Spiritrnby Roberto de MattelrnRecovering fortitude.rnREVIEWSrn16 CHRISTIANITY; Throwing Off the Yokernby Chilton Williamson, Ir.rnPat Buchanan, Conservative Revolutionaryrnby E. Christian KopffrnPatrick J. Buchanan: The Death of the WestrnH.A. Scott Trask on Richard Brookhiser’srnAmerica’s First Dynast}’: The Adamses, 1735-1918rn••• Jeremy Lott on Robert Kaplan’s Warrior Politics:rnHow Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos • •rnBarton Swaim on Matthew Sweet’s Inventingrnthe Victorians • •rnCORRESPONDENCErn19rn22rnMULTICULTURALISM: The Lessons of Leicesterrnby Philip JenkinsrnKnowing What We Don’t Knowrnby Robert D. HicksonrnCOLUMNSrnTHE BARE BODKINrnby Joe SobranrnPRINCIPALITIES AND POWERSrn25 b’ Samuel FrancisrnTHE ROCKFORD FILESrnby Scott P. Richertrn28 THE AMERICAN INTERESTrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnIn the Bedroom, Blackhawk Downrnby George McCartneyrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnLetter From Greece: Busing to Byzantium 39rnby Bruce GuernseyrnLetter From Venice: Masked Ambition 41rnby Andrei NavrozovrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrn49rn50rn52rn15rn33rn35rn46rn55rn57rnLetter From Belgium: The Coming Belgoslavia?rnby Tomislay SunicrnLetter From Texas: Christmas, Texasrnby Wayne Allensworthrn42 POETRYrnBallade: The Great Fear of 1789rnandrn43 Empt}’ Streets by .Alfred NicolrnLetter From the Upper Midwest: Sans Frontiers? 44rnby Sean ScallonrnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations by Anatol Woolfrn14rn48rnAPRIL 2002/3rnrnrn