ChroniclerrnDIAL 911 AND SCREAMrn(««ICA’S£XP£liH£MI(ll£llllllllrnChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R E PERSPECTIVErnMade in USArnby Thomas FlemingrnOnce upon a time, not so long ago .rn10rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnLarry Ellison’s Golden Agernby Justin RaimondornProfiteers of the Warfare State.rn14rn”Outside the Box, but Never Outside of the Constitution” 16rn•^ i ^pphen B. Presserrni CLLL jnse of “ordered Hberty”rnGeorge W. Bush: Wilsonian Liberal 19rnby Mark Royden WinchellrnMore guns and butter.rnREVIEWSrnTHE SERVILE STATE: Implanted IDs: Click Herel 47rnby B.K. EakmanrnFOREIGN AFFAIRS: South of the Border 49rnby V. GroginskyrnMUSIC: Music for Southern Independence 52rnby Tim Manning, Jr.rnTHE NEW REPUBLIC: Dr. Pangloss on Taxation 54rnby Dayid HartmanrnCOLUMNSrnFilm Rose, Film Rouge, Film Noir 25rnby J.O.TaternPaul Buhle and Dave Wagner: Radical Hollywood:rnThe Untold Ston’ Behind America’s Favorite MoviesrnH.A. Scott Trask on What’s So Great About America 28rnb Dinesh D’Souza • Alex N. Dragnich on Montenegro:rnThe Divided Land by Thomas Fleming • • Myles Kantorrnon ]ose Marti: Selected Writings, edited by Esther Allen • •rnJeremy Lott on the Nicotine Theological Journal, edited byrnJohn R. Muether and D.G. Hart •rnCORRESPONDENCErnSINS OF OMISSIONrnby Roger D. McGrathrnLetter From Italy: Tax Breaks for Terror? 37rnby Alberto CarosarnLetter From the Elsenborn Ridge: 38rnThe 99th’s Last Missionrnb) Brian KirkpatrickrnLetter From Venice: A Good Idea 39rnby Andrei NavrozovrnLetter From Colorado: Que Bueno? 40rnh John CarneyrnLetter From Minnesota: Holding Onto a Culture 41rnby Sean ScallonrnLetter From Texas: Little Goodbyes 43rnb Wa’ne AllensworthrnCHRONICLES INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTrnby Margie BurnsrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE ROCKFORD FILESrnby Scott P. RichertrnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnSignsrnby George McCartneyrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDUNrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnPruning the Ficus andrnUpon Learning of a Friend’s Affair Last Summerrnby Ruth MoosernON THE COVER —rnCover and inside illustrations by Earl Keleny.rn13rn22rn33rn35rn45rn55rn57rn4rn7rn12rn21rnOCTOBER 2002/3rnrnrn