ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnImperialism From the Cradle to the Gravernby Thomas FlemingrnMesopotamia, the graveyard of empire.rn10rnVIEWSrnOur Yesterday and Your Todayrnby Michael StentonrnA tale of two empires.rnThe Justification for Warrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIt’s the oil (and the power, and Israel), stupid.rnJust War or Just Another War?rnby Thomas RybarnJus in Iraq.rn14rn17rn20rnFILM: Reclaiming the American Storyrnby Clyde WilsonrnCOLUMNSBREAKINGrnGLASSrnby Philip JenkinsrnCHRONICLES INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTrnby Justin Raimondorn46rnIBrn26rnGiving Up Saddamrnby Wayne AllensworthrnRussia and “regime change” in Iraq.rnRF/IFA/<^rnrVL V 1 L VV JrnPolitics and Powerrnby Derek TurnerrnRoger Scruton: The West and the Rest: GlobaUzationrnand the Terrorist ThreatrnChilton Williamson, Jr., on Joseph Pearce’srnOld Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc ••• JeffreyrnMeyers on David Gilmour’s The Long Recessional:rnThe Imperial Life ofRudyard Kipling • • H.A. ScottrnTrask on Phantoms of a Blood-Stained Period: ThernComplete Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce, editedrnby Russell Duncan and David J. Klooster • •rnThomas Fleming on Jonathan Riley-Smith’s WhatrnWere the Crusades? • •rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From London: A Way of Dreamingrnby Andrei NavrozovrnLetter From Califomia: Fighting the Good Fightrnby Roger D. McGrathrnVITM SIGNS V 1 1 / i _ KJI V J I > *_JrnTHE NEW REPUBLIC: Axis to Grindrnby John Kilgorern23rn29rn32rn40rn41rn45rnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERSrnby Samuel FrancisrnTHE ROCKFORD FILESrnby Scott P. RichertrnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnSolaris, Adaptationrnby George McCartneyrnTHE NON-IDIOTS GUIDErnby Srdja TrifkovicrnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnAMERICAN PROSCENIUMrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnOverman by Richard MoorernMississippians by John Nixon, Jr.rnOKI THF m\/i:Drny^y IPIL L-LJVCKrnCover by H. Ward Sterett and Melanie Anderson; insidernillustrations by H. Ward Sterett.rn37rn39rn43rn48rn50rn4rn6rn7rn12rn25rnFEBRUARY 2003/3rnrnrn