mother of all case-management tests.rnStaffed and planned by a “who’s who” ofrnsocial work, “it is the largest test of therncurrently popular model of case management.”rn^^nd it came at the highest price:rn”the total cost of CCDP averagedrn$15,768 per family per year… or aboutrn$47,000 for each family in the evaluation,rngiven an average length of participationrnof more than three years.” (HeadrnStart, by comparison, costs roughlyrn$4,500 per family per year.)rnWhat happened when the best andrnbrightest of the social work world werernassembled and given more money thanrnever to devise and test a scheme to helprn”extremely at-risk low-income youngrnchildren and families”?rn”Exactly the same changes observedrnin CCDP families occurred in controlrngroup families.” Tlie bottom line: overrn4,000 low-income households receivedrnthe special attention of a social workerrnand roughly $16,000 a year in benefitsrnand serices above and beyond what theyrnhad been able to obtain for themselvesrn(subsidized housing, food stamps, Medicaid),rnand at the end of three years theyrnhad nothing to show for it. While it’srntrue that “children’s vocabulary andrnachievement scores” increased over timernin CCDP families, “vocabulary andrnachievement scores increased for childrenrnin the control group just as they didrnfor children in CCDP.”rnClients of the welfare state do notrnneed to be tutored on how to exploit governmentrnprograms. After all, the welfarernriders who collect checks in Wisconsinrnand return on the same bus to Chicagornhave demonstrated their resourcefulness.rnThe authors of the CCDP evaluationrnwonder whether “the case-managementrnmodel is an ineffective approach,”rnbut there is no sign that other welfare bureaucratsrnare willing to learn the lesson.rnThere is one form of ease managementrnthat does work. Dorothv Day proposedrnit: let everyone go out and find hisrnown private pauper. Don’t expect thernDepartment of Health and Human Servicesrnor its Administration on Children,rnYouth, and Families to endorse Day’srnplan. If they did. Donna Shalala mightrnhave to find a real job.rn— Christopher CheckrnBLACKS are moving back to the Southrnby the thousands. This is not supposedrnto happen, not if you trust the mythologyrnof the mainstream media. How can thisrnbe? Affluent black families leavingrnChicago to go back home to Mississippi,rnback to the land of church burnings andrnredneck sheriffs?rnBut according to a study by the PopulationrnReference Bureau, this is exactlyrnwhat is happening. In the first half of thern90’s, the Northeast lost 235,600 blackrnresidents, the Midwest lost 106,500, andrnthe West lost 28,700. This reverses arn^^v^BLB eo^ John Lukacs, The Passing of the ModemrnAge (Harper & Row). Includes a masterfulrndiscussion of the perils and pitfalls ofrnforeign policy in a democratic (and increasinglyrnbureaucratic) age.rnRobert A. Taft, A Foreign Policy for Americansrn(Doubleday). In the early years ofrnthe Cold War, the Senator from Ohio presentedrnan alternative battle plan, based uponrnpreserving American liberty rather thanrnfighting communism.rnRussell Kirk and James McClellan, ThernPolitical Principles of Robert A. Taftrn(Fleet Press). The classic political biographyrnof Mr. Republican.rnPatton. Memorable 1970 movie in which George C. Scott exclaims, “Thisrnis what happens when Americans stop thinking like Americans and beginrnthinking like Allies.”rntrend that has prevailed since World WarrnI. And the migration back to the Southrnincludes professionals and the affluent—rna fifth of returning blacks are collegerngraduates.rnIt would seem the times havernchanged. The day is long gone when allrnracial problems could be confined to thernSouth, and a righteous nation couldrnmake a pretense of solving them by offeringrncorrection and coercion to backwardrnSoutherners. It should be obvious tornanyone who travels the country todayrnthat there is much less racial tension andrnmuch more good will between the racesrnthroughout most of the South than therernis in any big liberal Northern city. And itrnshould not be surprising that blacks feelrninclined to return to where nearly allrnhave their roots.rnMy Southern hometown was thernscene of major protests and riots duringrnthe civil rights era. Today, things seemrnpeaceful and prosperous. Except in onernrespect, where things have changed forrnthe worse in a way that hurts white andrnblack Southerners both. Thanks to therncriminal irresponsibility of our rulingrnelite, we now have a huge and growingrnHispanic underclass as well as Vietnamesernand Iranian gangs. I can rememberrnwhen the biggest conflict wasrnbeKveen the Baptists and the Methodists.rn—Clyde WilsonrnEPICYCLES:rn• Don’t You Dare Feel My Pain: AsrnPresident Clinton, touring Africa inrnMarch, geared up for his apology-thatwasn’t-rnan-apology for slavery, Reuters reportedrnthat Ugandan President YowerirnMuseveni found the whole thing ridiculous.rn”I don’t have time for that diversionrnor rubbish,” Museveni stated. “Africanrnchiefs were the ones waging war on eachrnother and capturing their own peoplernand selling them. If anyone should apologizernit should be the African chiefs. Wernstill have those traitors here today.”rn• And They’re Off: With the nextrnNew Hampshire primary two yearsrnaway. Democratic and Republican presidentialrncandidates are busy jockeyingrnfor position. First out the gate on thernDemocratic side was Dick Gephardt,rnwho, in a previous run for the presidency,rnrenounced his long-held oppositionrnto abortion. Now, fresh off a victoryrn8/CHRONICLESrnrnrn