diroiikkNrnntfnitni;rnTcM .111(1 Rif^htrnS’rnChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I H E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnThe Conservative Search for Orderrnby Thomas FlemingrnThe triumph of the ancien regime.rn10rnVIEWS -rnThe Education of George Bushrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnNot by George Bush.rnConsumption Taxes, Property Rightsrnby Scott P. RichertrnNotes toward the restoration of property.rnNEWS -rnIt’s Springtime for Hitler in Europernby Leen T. HadarrnIs Europe anti-Israeli and antisemitic?rnSee, I Told You Sornby Cliff KincaidrnAbout Limbaugh.rn14rn18rn20rn24rnVITAL SIGNSrnINTELLIGENCE: Information Sharing 48rnby Margie BurnsrnEDUCATION; Terms of Empowerment 49rnby B.K. EakmanrnAMERICAN EMPIRE: The American Myth 51rnofWorldWarlrnby Joseph E. FallonrnTHE N EW REPUBLIC: Attack of the Trotsky-cons! 5 3rnby Justin RaimondornCOLUMNSrnREVIEWS -rnLetting the Catholic Out of the Bagginsrnby Joseph Pearcern26rnBradley J. Birzer: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying MythrnRichard Purtill: J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality and ReligionrnFr. Ian Boyd and Stratford Caldecott, eds.: A Hidden Presence:rnThe Catholic Imagination of/.R.R. TolkienrnWilliam R. Hawkins on Dan Briody’s The Iron 28rnTriangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Grouprn••• Jeffrey Meyers on Donovan Webster’s The BurmarnRoad • • Paul Gottfried on Andrei Navrozov’s ItalianrnCarousel: Scenes of Internal Exile • • Clark Stooksburyrnon James Bovard’s Terrorism & Tyranny ••• Tobias Lanzrnon Amintore Fanfani’s Catholicism, Protestantism, andrnCapitalismrnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From Alabama: Lessons From Montgomery 39rnby Michael HillrnLetter From St. Petersburg: 40rnMonumental in Everythingrnby Curtis GaternLetter From East Tennessee: In Praise of Accents 43rnby John J. Duncan, Jr.rnLetter From London: Another Untaught Generation 44rnby Michael McMahonrnTHE WESTERN FRONT by Paul GottfriedrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERS by Samuel FrancisrnTHE ROCKFORD FILES by Scott P. RichertrnEUROPEAN DLVRY by Andrei NavrozovrnTHE AMERICAN INTEREST by Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnIn the Cut, Shattered Glassrnby George McCartneyrnTHE BEST REVENGE by John CarneyrnDEPARTMENTS —rnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnAMERICAN PROSCENIUMrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnTo Peder Anders SulerudrnandrnWords for John Murphy, Perhapsrnby Timothy MurphyrnBlack Swansrnby Peter Huntrn-ON THE COVERrn13rn34rn37rn38rn46rn56rn58rn4rn6rn7rn12rn16rn25rnCover and inside illustration by H. Ward Sterett.rnJANUARY 2004/3rnrnrn