ChroniclesnMAGAZINE 0 F AMERICAN CULTUREnPERSPECTIVEnUncle Sam’s Haremnby Thomas FlemingnVIEWSnEnvy and the Consumerism of the Have-NotsnbyTomLandessnAgainst tbe chicken snakes.nThe Obesity Epidemicnby Gregory McNameenRemembering small rewards.nHome Churchnby Aaron D. WolfnIn a simple way to his household.nA Home Is for Living, Not for Fhppingnby Greg KazanLife beyond the bubble.nNEWSnRich Man, Poor Mannby Beverly K. EakmannRedefining middle class for the new millennium.nREVIEWSnTales From the Dark SidenbyTomPiataknJustin V^saraoido: Reclaiming the American RightnJoseph Lowndes:/rom theNewDealto theNewRightnH.A. Scott Trask on Daniel Walker Howe’s What HathnGod Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 -^nMatthew Roberts on Adrian Goldsworthy’s Caesar: Lifenof a Colossus ^nCORRESPONDENCEnLetter From Australia: Love It or Leave It?nby R.J. StovenLetter From Burma: Checkpoint Child Pornnby Harry NicolaidesnVITAL SIGNSnFOREIGN Ai^FAiRS: Pakistan: America’s Pandora’s Box?nby Joseph E. FallonnPOLITICS: Frummie’s Songnby John Willsonn10n14n17n20 COLUMNSn22n25n29n33n38n39n43n45nChroniclesni’JrMi’.’l TM A WSSAJ(W£ OF AS[!KAS tliS’fUfif i4,Kn-rne ^TFfecmiSe o^nHomewardnBoundnw^mums^m wimsmmmtnSINS OF OMISSIONnby Roger D. McGrathnUNDER THE BLACK FLAGnby Taki TheodoracopulosnBREAKING GLASSnby Philip JenkinsnTHE ROCKFORD FILESnby Scott P. RichertnEUROPEAN DIARYnby Andrei Na vrozo vnTHE AMERICAN INTERESTnby Srdja TrifkovicnIN THE DARKnW., Quantum of Solacenby George McCartneynTHE HUNDREDTH MERIDIANnby Chilton Williamson, Jr.nDEPARTMENTSnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESnAMERICAN PROSCENIUMnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSnPOETRYnThe Condemned House andnAfter the Old Mastersnby Leo YankevichnON THE COVERnnnCover art by Warren Chappell.nInside illustrations by Melanie Anderson.n13n28n36n37n40n41n46ni^n4n5n6n12nJANUARY 2009 / 3n