statisticians and made a permanentrneontribution to American self-understanding.”rnAs Clyde Wilson is fond ofrnsaying, “Shelby’s work will never be replaced.”rnNovelist, journalist, filmmaker, andrndiplomat Jean Raspail was born inrnChemille, France, in 1925. He was educatedrnat College Saint-]ean-de-Passeyrnand Institution Sainte-Marie-de-Monceaurnin Paris, as well as the Ecolc desrnRoches a Verneuil-sur-Avre. He is thernauthor of The Camp of the Saints (1973),rnWho Will Remember the People (1986),rnSepts Cavaliers (1993), L’Anneau durnPechur (1995), and two dozen other novels,rnhistories, travelogues, and film narratives.rnHe has been a frequent contributorrnto Figaro. I le received the grand prixrndu roman from the French Academy inrn1981, the prix Chateaubriand in 1987,rnthe grand prix du roman de la ville de Parisrnin 1991, the prix du roman des Maisons dernla presse in 1995, and the prix litterairernprince Pierre de Monaco in 1996. Electedrnto the Legion of Honor and of Arts andrnLetters, Raspail is also Direetor-Ceneralrnof the Mines of the Sarre, a formerrnConsul-General to Patagonia, a memberrnof the Societv of French Explorers, andrnan avid sailor.rn”Jean Raspail is an adventurer of thernspirit,” notes Thomas Fleming. “He hasrnbeen everywhere, done everything, andrnyet his writing retains a youthful freshness.rnEach of his books comes as a surprise.rnHe is one of the last masters of thernclarity and beauty we used to expectrnfrom French prose.”rnThe higersoll Foundation is the philanthropicrndivision of the IngcrsollrnMilling Machine Company of Rockford,rnIllinois. The Rockford histitute administersrnthe prizes. The past recipients of thernT.S. Eliot Award are Richard Wilburrn(1996), Zbignicw Herbert (1995), WendellrnBerry (1994), Fred Chappcll (1993),rnMuriel Spark (1992), Mario Vargas Llosarn(1991), Charies Causley (1990), GeorgernGarrett (1989), Walker Percy (1988),rnOctavio Paz (1987), V.S. Naipaul (1986),rnEugene loneseo (1985), Anthony Powellrn(1984), and Jorge Luis Borgcs'(1983).rnDavid Haekett Fischer (1996), FrangoisrnFuret (1995), Murray Rothbard (1994),rnEugene Genovese (1993), Walter Burkertrn(1992), John Lukacs (1991), ForrestrnMcDonald (1990), Edward O. Wilsonrn(1989), Edward Shils (1988), JosefrnPieper (1987), Andrew Lytic (1986),rnRobert Nisbet (1985), Russell Kirkrn(1984), and James Burnham (1983) arernthe previous recipients of the Richard M.rnWeaver Award.rnEPICYCLES:rn• Not in My Backyard: What dornright-wing advocates of nuclear powerrnand left-wing advocates of social-engineeringrnhave in common? Both accusernloealists who don’t want to despoil theirrnneighborhoods of NIMBY—”Not m MyrnBackyard”—syndrome. In their view ofrnthe world, local control must be sacrificedrnfor the greater good—whetherrncheap, abundant energy or homelessrnshelters. Here in Rockford, NIMBY hasrnreared its ugly head several times overrnthe past few months. Most recently, citizensrnwho have struggled to maintainrnone of the last decent neighborhoods inrndowntown Rockford have had a grouprnhome for drug addicts forced uponrnthem. According to Rockford’s weeklyrnnewspaper, the Rock River Times, the developerrnof the project lives in a smallrntown east of Rockford. When asked byrnone of the residents of the neighborhoodrnif he would live next to the group home,rnthe developer “paused, then answeredrn’No.'” Apparently NIMBY cuts bothrnways.rn• The Sun Never Sets: Criticized forrnappearing too distant in the wake ofrnPrincess Diana’s death, the British royalrnfamily went out of its way to correct appearances.rnThe Queen delivered publicrnremarks (normally she does so only atrnChristmas), and she. Prince Charies, andrnprinces William and Harry appearedrnoutside the gates of Buckingham Palacernto observe the mementos of mourningrnleft there by British subjects. But mostrnsignificant of all was the decision to flyrnthe Union Jack at half-staff over BuckinghamrnPalace on the day of Diana’s funeral.rnNever in the history of the monarchyrnhas the Queen’s banner (or thernKing’s) been replaced by the British flag.rnIronically, the death of Prince Charles’rnex-wife (which removed any impedimentrnto his ascension to the throne) mayrnultimately signal the end of the Britishrnmonarchy.rnO B I T E R DICTA: Timothy Murphy,rna poet from Fargo, North Dakota, hasrncontributed three new poems thisrnmonth as well as a short essay of his reminiscencesrnof Robert Penn Wirren. Arncollection of Mr. Murphy’s verse, with arncritical preface by Ingcrsoll Prize recipientrnRichard Wilbur, will be publishedrnnext year by Story Line Press. Our otherrnpoet this month is Geoff M. Pope, whornteaches English and creative writing atrnLOominion College in Seattle. He is therneditor of The Salt & The Light: A journalrnof Christian Writers.rnChronicles is illustrated this month by St.rnPetersburg native Anatol Woolf, who, inrnaddition to freelance work, has designedrnsets for theaters in Russia and providedrnillustrations for St. Petersburg TextbookrnPublishers. Since coming to America inrn1987, Mr. Woolf has been a frequentrncontributing artist to Chronicles, as wellrnas to the Washington Post, the WashingtonrnTimes, Policy Review, National CeographicrnTraveler, Legal Times, and Cricket.rnMr. Woolf works with a variety ofrnmaterials, from watercolors to pencilrnto acrylic. Further samples of his workrnare available on his Web is available at the followingrnoutlets in Arizona: Barnes & Noble Superstore,rnMereado Fiesta, Mesa; Borders,rnBiltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix; Hastings,rn940 Willow Creek Road, Phoenix;rnBooks, Etc., 901 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe;rnBarnes & Noble Superstore, 7325 LaehollarnBoulevard, Tucson; Bookstar, 5680rnE. 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