guilty to publishing articles in Chroniclesn(his Senator, Bill Armstrong, bearsna similar stigma). He has also, fromntime to time, made fun of the excessesnof campus radicals, while at the samentime supporting, in his own university,nthe efforts of serious Marxist andnfeminist scholars. What really sent then”maggots on the march” (to quote thenWashington Times story on Americannclassicists) was an oral paper Kopffndelivered on the study of classics innFascist Italy. The paper, given as partnof a panel on classics and ideology,nwas said to have glorified Mussolininand caused discomfort to Jewish scholarsnin the audience. Others who werenin attendance (including Chronicles’neditor) heard only a well-researchednpaper on the history of scholarship. Anprominent Jewish classicist showed nonhesitation in congratulating Kopff onnhis paper. The whole affair is ridiculous,nand the net result is the loss ofnthe classics seat on the council.nCharles Moser, professor of Slavicnlanguages at George Washington Universitynand a Chronicles contributor,nlikewise was denied a spot on thenNational Council on the Humanitiesnfor political reasons. Norman Lear’snPeople for the American Way led thencharge against Moser, accusing him ofn”hostility and intolerance toward diversitynin scholarship.” Naturally, thenreal problem is that Moser is a movementnconservative. As a scholar, he isna director of Accuracy in Media and ansupporter of Accuracy in Academia.nMoser also serves as a director of thenNational Council for Better Education,nwhich has attacked the NationalnEducation Association as a “propagandanfront for the radical left” and whichnseeks to give parents greater controlnover their children’s education.nIn a recent conversation, Moserncalled the defeat of his nominationn”part of an ongoing onslaught” againstnconservative appointees. Moser believesnthat “the Senate does not wantnany more active and known conservatives”nnamed to the HumanitiesnCouncil until after the Democratsnhave a chance of capturing the Presidency.n(Moser’s appointment—likenKopff’s—would have lasted untiln1992.) Moser said the refusal by “lockstep”nDemocrats and liberal Republicansnto allow the President to appointnqualified nominees who share his po­nlitical views constitutes a “radicalnchange in the nomination procedure,”none with “far-ranging consequences.”nOther than noting the WhitenHouse’s reluctance to discipline mavericknRepublicans, Moser declined tonlay any of the blame for his defeat onnlack of support from the Administrationnor from Senator Orrin Hatchn(R-UT), chairman of the Senate Labornand Human Relations Committee.nSecuring his nomination was “a lownpriority” for the White House becausenthe Administration has “a lot morenimportant things” demanding attention,nwhile Senator Hatch “faces andifficult situation” on the SLHR Committee,nwhere “a blocking majority”nfrustrates every conservative initiative.nSo much for the Reagan Revolution innthe world of arts, letters, and higherneducation.nKopff and Moser are, like Bradford,nbetter oS. The real loser is the Federalncultural apparatus, whose doors arenopen to the cynical and the uncontroversialnbut are, more and more, closednto the frank and uncompromisingnminds who leaven the heavy dough ofnacademia. Let a scholar but speak hisnmind once and he forgoes any opportunitynto serve his government.n”Out of the closet and into the cashnregister” seems to be the motto ofnChicago’s homosexuals. Angry overnthe rejection last July of a “gay rights”nBOOKS IN BRIEF-RELIGIONnordinance by Chicago’s city council,nhomophiliac activists are now trying tonmake their point through the cash box.nBusinesses that support Greek lovenhave started marking dollar bills withnthe slogan “Gay $,” stamped in red.nThe architects of what some are callingn”The Bulgarian Strategy” explainedntheir aims to the Chicago Tribune:n”We feel if there’s enough ‘Gay $’nin everybody’s wallet, they’re going tonstart thinking about it. The idea is tonget people to understand that all we’renasking for is what they already have—nthe right to work and the right to live.”nThe strategy may well backfire.nSome Chicago citizens may object tonthis procedure as the defacement ofngood money and a (formerly) goodnword. A pharmacy clerk interviewednby the Chicago Tribune was not impressed:n”I think it’s kind of stupid.n. . . It’s an immature way of gettingnwhat they wanted.” She described thenman who gave her the marked moneynas “just another weirdo.” Some peoplenmay refuse marked bills for fear ofncontracting AIDS. Others may viewnthe marked money as an unpleasantnreminder of the tremendous publicnhealth costs catamites are now imposingnon the community. (Some authoritiesnestimate that over 20 percent ofnthe nation’s public health costs may benAIDS related by 1991.) But then if nonAIDS cure is found in the near future,nthere may be no one left to spend gayndollars on gay apparel.nSome Mistakes of Moses by Robert IngersoU, Buffalo: Prometheus; $12.95. Reprint of anclassic diatribe against the Old Testament by one of the 19th century’s most zealous atheists.nIngersoU concludes his tirade against the Bible with the proclamation that “theology is ansuperstihon—Humanity a religion.” Since Ingersoll’s death in 1899, his free-thinkingndisciples have wandered in a modern wilderness of genocide, social breakdown, drugs, crime,nand totalitarianism for twice 40 years—and the promised land is shll nowhere in sight.nFrancis A. Schaeffei: Portraits of the Man and His Work, edited by Lane T. Dennis,nWestchester, IL: Crossway; $7.95. Evangelical Christianity lost one of its most thoughtfulnand provocative thinkers with the death of Francis Schaeffer in 1984. Here a dozen Christiannscholars and theologians assess the legacy of this probing—at times divisive—figure.nGetting the Word Out: How to Communicate the Gospel in Today’s World by TheodorenBaehr, San Francisco: Harper & Row; $14.95. A media handbook for pastors and priests whonwant to amplify their message through television, film, of newspaper. Somehow, if s hard tonimagine Isaiah or Paul preparing a news release or doing a TV interview.nMartyn Lloyd-Jones: Chosen by God, edited by Christopher Catherwood, Westchester, IL:nCrossway. A collection of essays in memory of a Welsh Evangelical Christian whosenpreaching and writing touched many on both sides of the Atlanhc. Originally trained as anphysician, “the Doctor” helped to cure illnesses even more serious than emphysema ornleukerria.nnnDECEMBER 1986 / 7n