ChroniclesnMAGAZINE 0 F AMERICAN CULTUREnPERSPECTIVEnRendering Unto Lincolnnby Thomas FlemingnVIEWSnThe Treasury of Counterfeit Virtuenby Clyde WilsonnAbe’s indulgence.nObama as Lincolnnby Justin RaimondonMask and mirror.nLincolnism Todaynby Daniel LarisonnThe long marriage of centralized powernand concentrated wealth.nNEWSnThe Financial Crisisnby William J. QuirknHow it happened, and why it is still happening.nREVIEWSnStrippers to the Rescuenby Stephen B. PressernWilliam J. Quirk: Courts & Congress:nAmerica’s Unwritten ConstitutionnTom Landess on Russell YAvk’s, Eliot and His Age •#•nMatthew Roberts on The Iliad, Herbert Jordan, trans.nTom Piatak on John Zmirak’s The Grand Inquisitor «#nCORRESPONDENCEnLetter From Carolina: The Class of ’59: Intimationsnof Mortality and Posterity by Clyde WilsonnVITAL SIGNSnTHE NEW REPUBLIC: Lincoln and Godnby Joseph E. Fallonn10n14n17n7nnAjn22n30n33n39nUnCOLUMNSnTHE BABE BODKINnby loseph SobrannUNDER THE BLACK FLAGnby Taki TheodoracopulosnLETTEB TO THE BISHOPnbyJoeEcclesianTHE ROCKFORD FILESnby Scott P. RichertnEUROPEAN DIARYnby Andrei NavrozovnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTnby Srdja TrifkovicnIN THE DARKnFrost/Nixonnby George McCartneynTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.nDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnAJVIEMCAN PROSCENIUMnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnPOETRYnSeneca Visits Athens andnIcarus Fell From Heavennby Joseph O’BriennON THE COVERnnnCover art by George McCartney, Jr.nInside illustrations by Melanie Anderson.n13n29n37n38n41n42n47n49n4n6n8n12n19nFEBRUARY 2009/3n