ChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnHuman, Not-Quite Humanrnby Thomas FlemingrnAbolishing God.rn10rnVIEWSrnThe Abolition of Learning 14rnby Michael McMahonrnSchools in the rubbish heap.rnMusic, Technology, and Psychological Warfare 16rnby E. Michael JonesrnFrom Muzak to MTV.rnMan and Everyman 20rnby Joseph PearcernAssembling the fragments.rnOf Masons, Magic, Monks, Medicine, and Marriage 24rnby Hugh Barbour, O.Praem.rnToday’s witch doctors.rnNo Graven Images 26rnby Harold O.J. BrownrnServing capitalism.rnNEWSrnDealing With a Nuclear Iranrnby Ted Galen CarpenterrnAcceptance and deterrence.rnBeautiful Terrorrnby James O. TaternREVIEWSrnLetter From Germany: The Yoke of Democracy 43rnby Josef SchiisslburnerrnLetter From New York: Everybody Hans 45rnKiing Tonight! by Michael J. SauterrnVITAL SIGNSrnEUGENICS: And Death Shall Have No Dominion 49rnby Marian Kester CoombsrnHas America Lost Her Moral Gag Reflex? 50rnby B.K. EakmanrnLIBERALISM: Innocent Leftists 5 3rnby James MosesrnCOLUMNSrn28rn30rnSINS OF OMISSION by Roger D. McCrathrnPRINCIPALITIES & POWERS by Samuel FrancisrnTHE ROCKFORD FILES by Scott P. RichertrnTHE AMERICAN INTEREST by Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnThe Aviatorrnby George McCartneyrnThe Complete Stories of Truman CapoternGerald Clarke, ed.: Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of TrumanrnCapoternDerek Turner on Philip du Toit’s The Great 33rnSouth African Land Scandal • • H.A. Scott Trask onrnWilliam Pfaffs T/ie Bu/fef’s Song • Mark RoydenrnWinchell on Catharine Savage Brosman’s The MuscledrnTruce ••- Patrick J. Walsh on Charles H. Calhoun’srnLongfellow—A Rediscovered Life • •rnCORRESPONDENCErnLetter From the Netherlands: From Mercy Killingrnto Euthanasia by Alberto Carosarn13rn38rn40rn47rn55rn42rnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN by Chilton Williamson, Jr. 5 7rnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGES 4rnAMERICAN PROSCENIUM 6rnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONS 7rnPOETRYrnBlue Spruce, Santa Fe by Catharine Savage Brosman 12rnThe Bird of Poetry by Sally Cook 22rnON THE COVERrnCover by Melanie Anderson. Inside illustrahons byrnMelanie Anderson and Elizabeth WolfrnMARCH 2005/3rnrnrn