border.nWhat happened at MALDEF wasnpart of a larger transformation outlinednby Armando Gutierrez in Dissent:nLnWhile at first Chicanesnappeared to accept the negativenimpact of illegals, the reversal ofnChicano opinion represents onenof the more dramatic instancesnof the effectiveness of thenChicano left … to cement ansolidarity between Mexicannillegals and Chicanos. . . . ThenChicano intelligentsia has largelynmoved from a colonial analysisnof Chicano conditions to anMarxist orientation.nAnother Ford-funded project is thenJoint Center for Political Studies, anblack think-tank that stresses “the demographicntrends that will make minoritiesna majority of the U.S. population atnthe turn of the century are beginning tonbe felt. The time has come for blacknand white leaders to change some of thenreferences and terms of the public policyndebate in America. . . . Blacks arenalready approaching twenty percent ofnthe American labor force … in then21st century we are looking at a labornforce that is half black and brown.”nThese radical ideas have worked theirnway into the Democratic Party via JessenJackson. In her tract The RainbownChallenge: The Jackson Campaignnand the Future of Politics, former Jacksonnaide Sheila D. Collins writes that,nGREAT TOPICS, GREAT ISSUESnSecession — January 1991 — Tomislav Sunic onnglobalism and the right of self-determination, BillnKauffman on why Upstate should secede from NewnYork City, and Thomas Fleming on Italy’s examplenof unity through division. Plus Theodore Pappas onnMartin Luther King Jr. ‘s doctoral dissertation, AllannBrownfeld on Pat Buchanan and his critics, and J. O.nTate on the correspondence of Andrew Lytle, AllennTate, and Robert Lowell.nSouthern Writing — March 1991 — George Gairettnon the state of Southern letters, Madison Smartt Bellnon the short story, Dabney Stuart on Fred Chapf)ell,nFred Chappell’s story “Ancestors,” and poems bynJames Seay and R.H.W. Dillard. Plus Henry Taylornand Kelly Cherry on Southern poetry, George Corenon the literary quarterlies, and Steven Goldberg onnthe teaching of sociology.nConservative Movement: R.I.P.? — May 1991 —nSix views on conservatism by Wick Allison, CharleynReese, Clyde Wilson, Murray N. Rothbard, HowardnPhillips, and Donald Devine. Plus Samuel Francisnon the failure of American conservatism, FlorencenKing on misanthropy, Chilton Williamson on thenhistory of isolationism, and Peter Stanlis’ vindicationnof Edmund Burke.nBACK ISSUE ORDER FORMnTITLE DATEnSecession January 1991nDiscovering tlie Past February 1991nSouthern Writing Marcli 1991nCaught in the Cash Nexus April 1991nConservative Movement: R.I.P.? May 1991nU.S.S.R.: Cracli-up or Crackdown? June 1991nName.nCity _n58/CHRONICLESnDiscovering the Past — February 1991 — ForrestnMcDonald on the study of history, M.E. Bradfordnon the Constitutional Convention, and CharlesnCausley on the role the past plays in his poetry. PlusnGeorge Garrett on John Updike’s Rabbit at Rest, FrednChappell on the best and worst of Donald Hall, DavidnSlavitt on the life and work of O.B. Hardison, andnThomas Fleming on modem American verse.nCaught in the Cash Nexus — April 1991 — IrvingnHorowitz and Mary Curtis on “bottom-line” thinkingnand national productivity. Josh Ozersky on thenseduction of cable’s Nick at Nite, and Thomas Molnarnon why European unification will never occur. PlusnSamuel Francis on the European New Right, GeorgenCarey on the present health of the Constitution, andnFrank Bryan on the case for Vermont’s secession.nU.S.S.R.: Crack-up or Crackdown? — June 1991n— Andrei Navrozov on Soviet deception and thenliberation of Eastern Europe, Yuri Maltsev on thenunveiling of Soviet myths, Arnold Beichman onnGorbachev and reform. Jay Kinney on the state ofnSoviet propaganda, and Thomas Fleming on the lessonsnAmerica can learn from the Soviet Union. PlusnJeffrey Tucker on enterprise zones, and MatthewnScully’s review of Carl Rowan’s autobiography.nEach issue $5.00 (postage & handling included)nAddress _nState.nQty. CostnTotal EnclosednZip _nMail with check to: Chronicles • 934 N. Main Street • Rockford, IL 61103nnn”if current immigration and birthratesncontinue, by tHe year 2000, Latinosnwill be the largest ethnic group in thenUnited States. Since 85 percent of allnSpanish-speaking people are concentratednin nine states and twenty citiesnthat control 193 (or 71 percent) of thenelectoral votes needed to win the Presidency,nthey constitute a critical swingnvote in future elections.”nThe radical plan, of course, has nonguarantee of success. The UnitednStates still has the sovereign ability toncontrol both immigration and thenterms on which it will grant the rightsnof citizenship. And American societyncan still deploy great social pressure onnbehalf of assimilation. However, thenextent to which well-organized andnwell-financed groups are working tonundermine both national and socialnauthority under the guise of multiculturalismnand civil rights is not wellknown.nAdequate countermeasures arentherefore not being implemented.nErnest Renan wrote movingly of thennahon as “A living soul, a spiritualnprinciple.”nTwo things . . . constitutenthis soul, this spiritualnprinciple. . . . One is thencommon possession of a richnheritage of memories; the othernis the actual consent, the desirento live together, the will tonpreserve worthily the undividedninheritance which has beennhanded down. … To havenshared glories in the past, ancommon will to do them still,nthese are the essential conditionsnof a people.nThe assimilation of immigrants into thisnconsensus, even the adoption of thennational “memories,” is no differentnfrom the assimilation experienced byneach new generation of native-bornncitizens. As Renan argued, this,processnis not a matter of race, ethnicity, ornreligion. Anyone who wants to carry onnthe heritage can claim it for himself, asnhave generations of immigrants. It is thenworthiness of the American heritagenthat is under attack. It is this heritage,nnot just the geographical border of thenUnited States, that must be defended.nWilliam R. Hawkins is president ofnthe Hamilton Center for NationalnSecurity in Knoxville, Tennessee.n