OhronlclosrnTHe TYiL^iviiSc- C-Frn^VmeiVk’jvM Li4^^rnChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N ( U L T U l i ErnPERSPECTIVErnFortifying the Back Yardrnby Thomas FlemingrnUnearthing the remnants of real life.rn10rnVIEWS —rnThink Locally, Act Locallyrnby Scott P. RichertrnGood stewardship.rnOutgrowing the Pastrnb}’ Tom LandessrnEminent domain down South.rnAristoteHan Worms in the Leviathanrnby Donald W. LivingstonrnHobbes versus the human scale.rnSmall Is Beautiful Versus Big Is Bestrnby Joseph PearcernE.F. Schumacher and true conservatism.rnSTORYrnA Day With Cyprienrnby Catharine Savage BrosmanrnREVIEWSrnLearning at the Peripheryrnby Ted Galen GarpenterrnLarry Diamond: Squandered Victoryrn14rn17rn20rn24rnLetter From Greece: Inviting the Enemyrnby Makis VoridisrnLetter to the Bishop: Seminary Boot Gamprnby Joe EcclesiarnVITAL SIGNS -rnGELEBRIT’: Pop Idolsrnby Ghristopher SandfordrnFOREIGN POLICY. The Dissenting Eaglernby Mark G. BrennanrnCOLUMNS —rn26rn30rn33 Srdja Trifkovic on Alex Dragnich’s Serbia Throughrnthe Ages ••• James O. Tate on Andrew Delbanco’srnMelville: His World and His Work ••• Joseph Scotchiernon George Garey’s A Student’s Guide to American PoliticalrnThought ••• Kevin Lynch on Priscilla Buckley’s LivingrnIt Up at National Review ••• Thomas Fleming on G.K.rnGhesterton’s The Napoleon ofNotting Hill •••rnCORRESPONDENCErnTHE WESTERN FRONTrnby Paul GottfriedrnPUBLIC PLUNDERrnby David A. HartmanrnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnIN THE DARKrnGood ISlight, and Good Luckrnby George McCartneyrnWHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLDrnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnDEPARTMENTSrnLetter From Charleston: The Mongrel Din 38rnby Jack TrotterrnLetter From the Netherlands: The Fruits of Tolerance 40rnby Alberto CarosarnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnAMERICAN PROSCENIUMrnCuLTURAi. REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnThe Tower of Babel by Paul LakernON THE COVERrnCover by Warren Ghappell. Inside illustrations byrnMelanie Anderson and Elizabeth Wolf.rn42rn43rn48rn49rn13rn45rn48rn54rn56rn4rn5rn6rn12rnJANUARY 2006/3rnrnrn