Pop Culture and Politicsnby Christopher SandfordnPassing by the train wreck.nFrom Wellstone to Frankennb’ Ron KysernThe era of Gopher goofiness.nGOP Countrynby Jack TrotternA troubled marriage.nIn Film, the Political Is the Personalnb George McCartneynTime for your close-up.nChroniclesnA MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN CULTUREnPERSPECTIVEn”Make Me Do Right or Make Me Do Wrong,nI’m Your Puppet” by Thomas FlemingnA firsthand account.nVIEWS VITAL SIGNSnNEWSnUnification Issues in Asia 27nb’ Edward A. OlsennRethinking U.S. policy.nREVIEWSnHitehens’ Hubris 29nby Tom PiataknChristopher Hitehens: god Is Not Great:nHow ReUgion Spoils EverythingnDavid Middleton on Anthony Esolcn’s 3 3nIronies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of ChristiannLiterature ••• Christie Davies on Paul Lewis’s CrackingnUp: American Humor in a Time of Conflict •• MarknTooley on Michael Kazin’s A Godly Hero: The Life ofnWilliam Jennings BryannCORRESPONDENCEnLetter to Mitt Romney: Imagination Deficit 40nb’ jack TrotternLetter From Punxsutawney: The Slavic League 41nby Greg KazanLetter From New York City: Living Communally 42nb’ ]cn’ Salycrn14n17n20n23nCHRISTIANITY: Some Thoughts on Motu Proprio Mania 47nbv Mark Shean10nTRADE: Free Trade and the Sacrificialistsnby l^arry EubanknTHE SERVILE STATE: On the Lam From thenCensus Bureau by Doug BandownCOLUMNSnSINS OF OMISSION by Roger D. McGrathnBREAKING GLASS by Philip JenkinsnTHE ROCKFORD FILESnby Scott P. RichertnEUROPEAN DIARYnby Andrei NavrozovnTHE AMF.RICAN INTERES rnby Srdja “I’rifkovicnIN THE DARKnNo End in Sight, The Bourne Ultimatum,nThe Simpsons Movie by George McCartneynTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.nDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGES 4nAMERICAN PROSCENIUM 6nCULTURAL REVOLUTIONS 7nPOETRYnA Field of Peonies and 12nWhy the Vikings Rejected America by John Nixon, Jr. 26nON THE COVERnCover by George McCartney, Jr.nhisidc illustrations by Melanic Anderson.nnn48n51n13n37n38n44n45n54n56nOCTOBER 2007/3n