The choice De Klerk and his governmentnface is between men whonhave respected the Afrikaners enoughnnever to hold a knife to their throats,nand those who do hold a knife. Butnchoosing between them does not meannexcluding the ANC from negotiations,nas Buthelezi himself emphasized whennhe insisted on keeping the ANC “innthe peace process.”n—Leo RaditsanTHE HOPI INDIAN Reservationnof northeastern Arizona is no place fornstrict adherents to the doctrine of thenseparation of church and state. Then8,000 or so present-day Hopi, unlikenmembers of many Native Americannsocieties, have cautiously preservednmuch of their traditional culture andnbelief; most Hopis are inducted intonsecret religious societies by adolescence,nand six months out of the yearnare given over to a succession of ritesnhonoring the katsinam, the Hopi gods.nIn secular life, however, the Hopisnhave been inclined not to let religionnstand as an issue, choosing instead tonfind common ground in endless disputesnwith the surrounding Navajonnation and the federal government.nIndeed, many prominent Hopi politiciansnare Mormon, others Catholic ornevangelical Christian.nIf the Hopi traditionalists have theirnway, however, the Tribal Council —nwhich administers millions of dollarsnannually from federal grants, investments,nand extraction revenues fromnthe vast Peabody Coal Company minesnnearby—will be abolished, and thentribal constitution of 1936 declaredninvalid. In their place, should the traditionalistsnsucceed, each of the ten Hopinvillages will be governed by kikmongwim,nthe hereditary religiousnleaders who exercised absolute powernin pre-reservation days.nThe traditionalists have accused thenTribal Council and its chairman, VernonnHopi Masayesva, of having “brokennfaith with the Hopi people,” angravely serious charge. More pointedly,nthey have asked the hated Bureau ofnIndian Affairs to disband the council,naudit tribal finances, and allow thenrevival of kikmongwim power.nThe last traditionalist uprising, afternyears of factional dispute, took place inn1906, when the kikmongwim and theirnfollowers declared the village of Oraibina sanctuary of the true native religionnand invited sympathizers from othernvillages to move there. An armed clashnwith nontraditional villagers ensued,nand the so-called Hostiles packed theirnbags and founded a new town, Hotevilla,nnow the largest settlement on thenreservation. As with the Civil War innthe American South, the memory ofnconflict is still fresh.nWhether the neotraditionalist Hopisnhave much chance to push their programnthrough is anyone’s guess, butncertainly the mood on the Hopi reservationnis changing. The work of Anglonanthropologists and social workers whononce swarmed there is increasinglynsubject to tribal refereeing and approval,nand some scholars have been declarednpersonae non grata. Ceremoniesnlike the Hopi Snake Dance, oncenpopular tourist attractions that broughtnsubstantial revenue to the tribe, havenrecently been closed to non-Hopis, asnhave sections of the reservation.nThose Hopis who long for a revivalnof theocracy may well carry the day,ngiven this new isolationism. Only thenforthcoming tribal council elections,nnow scheduled to be held in Novembernof this year, will tell.n— Gregory McNameenGEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY,nthe foremost Jesuit institution in thenUnited States, one that was called then”alma mater of Catholic colleges innAmerica” by Pope Pius IX, and anuniversity that boasts of a renownednBioethics Institute, has recentlynallowed an abortion-rights group, GUnChoice, access to the benefits extendednto all student groups. These includensuch relatively mundane matters asnGREAT TOPICS, GREAT ISSUESnDiscovering tlie 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 Fleining 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 occiu-. PlusnSamuel Francis on the European New Right, GeorgenCarey on the present health of the Constitution, andnFranlc Bryan on the case for Vermont’s secession.nU.S.S.R.: Craek-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.nSouthern Writing — March 1991 — George Garrettnon the state of Southern letters, Madison Smartt Bellnon the short story, Dabney Stuart on Fred Chappell,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.nThe Promise of American Life — July 1991 — ChiltonnWilliamson on the cultural and environmentalnarguments agamst increased knmigration, RichardnEstrada on the impact of immigration on Hispanic-nAmericans , Thomas Fleming on how EUis Island hasnsuperceded Jamestown and Plymouth Rock, andnnovelist Edward Redlinski’s account of einigratingnto America. Plus Milton Rosenberg on Paul de Mannand J.O. Tate on the music of Ignaz Friedman.nBACK ISSUE ORDER FORM Each issue $5.00 (postage & handling mcluded)nTITLE DATE Qty. CostnDiscovering the Past February 1991nSouthern Writing March 1991nCaught in the Cash Nexus April 1991nConservative Movement: R.I.P.? May 1991nU.S.S.R.: Crack-up or Crackdown? June 1991nThe Promise of American Life July 1991nName.nCity_nAddress _nTotal Enclosed $nState. 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