ChionKK^srnThefiMM^yauirnI’f rpifiii’rn< fliOllK li ‘^rn^ irnIBW ,rnChroniclesrnA M A G A Z I N E OF A M E R I C A N C U L T U R ErnPERSPECTIVErnIfPigs Could Flyrnby Thomas FlemingrnAdmitting defeat.rn10rnVIEWS VITAL SIGNSrnIraq as “Intelligence Failure”rnby Wayne AllensworthrnWe told you so.rnExiting Iraqrnby Srdja TrifkovicrnThe least undesirable end.rnThe War on Terror Endedrnby Leon HadarrnAnd the winner was not the United States.rnReject False Prophetsrnby Ted Galen CarpenterrnThe first step in mitigating the Iraq debacle.rnNEWSrnThe U.N. Reform on Human Rightsrnby Alberto CarosarnAn interview with Jan Eliasson.rnREVIEWSrnImagining the Permanent Thingsrnby Scott P. RichertrnGeorge A. Panichas, ed.: The Essential Russell Kirk:rnSelected EssaysrnJack Trotter on David Florace Harwell’srnWalker Percy Remembered: A Portrait in the Wordsrnof Those Who Knew Him ••• Clark Stooksbury onrnR. Gort Kirkwood’s Real Men: Ten CourageousrnAmericans to Know and Admire • • Jerry Woodruffrnon Charles S. Maier’s ATTzong Empires: AmericanrnAscendancy and Its PredecessorsrnCORRESPONDENCE -rnLetter From Cork: The Polonization of Irelandrnby Christie Daviesrn14 FILM: Goodbye, Mr. Bondrnby Wayne Allensworthrn17rnTHE NEW REPUBLIC: “If I May Interrupt”:rnLive From the Senate Floor by Jack TrotterrnCOLUMNSrn20rnTHE BARE BODKINrnby Joseph Sobranrn24 HERESIESrnbyAaronD. WolfrnEUROPEAN DIARYrnby Andrei Navrozovrn26 IN THE DARKrnThe Good Shepherdrnby George McCartneyrnTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANrn28 by Chilton Williamson, Jr.rnDEPARTMENTSrnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrn31 AMERICAN PROSCENIUMrnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnPOETRYrnA Collation of Birdsrnby Peter Huntrn— ON THE COVERrn38 Cover and inside illustrations by Melanie Anderson.rnAdditional inside illustrations by Nicholas Carrie.rn41rn42rn13rn36rn40rn46rn48rn4rn6rn7rn19rnMARCH 2007 / 3rnrnrn