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 PERSPECTIVErnEating With Sinnersrnby Thomas FlemingrnBreaking the fast.rn10rnVIEWSrnFood Fightrnb J.O.TaternHa’e it your va)-.rnSouthern Gastronomical Unityrnby WilHani MurchisonrnWe’ll rally round the grits.rn14rn17rnVITAL SIGNSrnCULTURE: A Brief History of Foodrnb- Chris SegurarnTHE NEW REPUBLIC: Lincoln and the Deathrnof the Old Republicrnby Joseph E. FallonrnWhen Immigration Becomes Migrationrnby E. Christian KopffrnAlberto Carosa and Ciiido Vignelli: L’invasione silenziosa.rnL’ immigrazionisino: risorsa o complotto?rnTobias Lanz on Tlie New Agrarianism: Land,rnCulture, and the Community of Life, edited by EricrnT. Frcfogle ••• Thomas Fleming on RobinrnAnderson’s Pope Pius Vll, 1800-1823: His Life, Timesrnand Struggle With Napoleon in the Aftermath of thernFrench Revolution ••• J.O. Tate on Jeffrey Meyers’rnInherited Risk: Errol and Sean Flynn in Hollywood andrnVietnam • • Paul Gottfried on John A. Howard’srnDetoxif}’ing the Culture ••rnCORRESPONDENCErn25rnPOLEMICS & EXCH,NGESrnCULTURAI, REVOLIITIONSrnLetter From the LJpper Midwest: Micro-Farming 36rnb Sean ScallonrnLetter From London: On Being a Pariah 37rnby Derek TurnerrnLetter From Texas: Remembering Tender Mercies 39rnbv Wavne Aliensworthrn42rn43rnThe Diner’s RefrainrnbvTonv OuthwaiternCaught between the moon and New York Cit}’.rnGraham Crackers, Corn Flakes, and OtherrnGrrrrreat American Heresiesrnbv Aaron D. WolfrnDelier us from dyspepsia.rnREVIEWSrn20rn23rnCOMMUNITY: Buy Localrnby Steve BergrnCOLUMNSrnSINS OF OMISSIONrnbv Roger D. McGrathrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnby Samuel Francisrn45rn13rn33rnTHE RocKt’ORD FILES 3 5rnby Scott P. RichertrnTHE AMERICAN INTEREST 40rnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIN IHEDARK 47rnThe Importance of Being Earnest, The Sum of All Fearsrnby George McCartnc)’rnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN 49rnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnDEPARTMENTSrnPOETRYrnListening to the New Apartment House, Tornado, 12rnand The Leader: A Study in Steadiness by Richard Moore 19rnON THE COVERrnCover and inside illustrations b’ H. Ward Sterett.rnAUGUST 2002/3rnrnrn