4/CHRONICLESnEDITORnThomas FlemingnEXECUTIVE EDITORnScott P. RichertnSENIOR EDITOR, BOOKSnChilton Williamson, Jr.nASSOCIATE EDITORnAaron D. WolfnASSISTANT EDITORnNicole M. KooistranDESIGNERnMelanie AndersonnINTERIORARTISTnGeorge McCartney, Jr.nCONTRIBUTING EDITORSnKatherine Dalton, Tom Landless,nTom Piatak, Joseph Sobran,nJames O. Tate, TakiTheodoracopulos,nClyde WilsonnCORRESPONDING EDITORSnWayne Allensworth, Donald Livingston,nRoger D. McGrath, William Mills,nWilliam Murchison, Claude PolinnEUROPEAN EDITORnAndrei NavrozovnFILM EDITORnGeorge McCartneynLEGAL-AFFAIRS EDITORnStephen B. PressernPOETRY EDITORnCatharine Savage BrosmannCIRCULATION MANAGERnCindy LinknPUBLISHERnThe Rockford LnstitutenA publication of The Rockford Institute.nEditorial Office: 928 North Main Street,nRockford, IE 61103.nWebsite: www. chronidesmagazine. orgnEditorial Phone: (815) 964-5054.nAdvertising Office: Burr Media Group LLCnRO. Box 156, Vienna, VA 22183.nAdvertising K-Y£iSi[:[email protected] com.nAdvertising Phone: (703) 893-3632.nSubscription Department: PO. Box 0567,nSelmer,TN 38375. Call 1-800-877-5459.nCopyright © 2009 by The Rockford Institute.nAll rights reserved.nChronicles: A Magazine of American Culturen(ISSN 0887-5731) is published monthly forn$44.99 (foreign subscriptions add $15 fornsurface delivery, $48 for Air Mail) per yearnby The Rockford Institute, 928 North MainnStreet, Rockford, IE 61103-7061. Preferrednperiodical postage paid at Rockford, IE andnadditional mailing offices. POSTMA.STER:nSend address changes to Chronicles, P.O. Boxn0567, Selmer,TN 38375.nThe views expressed in Chronicles are thenauthors’ alone and do not necessarily reflectnthe views of The Rockford Institute or of itsndirectors. Unsolicited manuscripts cannotnbe returned unless accompanied by a selfaddressednstamped envelope.nVol.34,No.l JanuaiyaOlOnPrinted in the L’niled Stales of AmericanMexico Wayn,’.« NnChilton Williamson, Jr.nWhen retired U.S. CListoms Bureau inspectornSnmuel Adams White {to hisnex-wife, “the most boring human being”) isnabducted south of the border by Mexican drugnsmugglers, he is gi’en the chance to flee for hisnlife. Desperately trying to reach the border, henis pursued across the deserts of rural Mexico.nThrough a series of hair-raising adventures,nthe inspector discovers self-reliance, resourcefulness,nthe realitv of the natural world—andnof romance. The reader d iscovers the profoundndifferences, as well as their origins and implications,nbetween Mexican culture and that ofnEl Norte, her neighbor across the Kio Grande.nThe tale is suffused with Williamson’s understandingnof and sympathy for a people amongnwhom he is well traveled.nnnSoftcovern$21.95 (incl.s&h)nTo order, calln(800) 383-0680n