Times Book Review) have with thenTexas Cincinnatus from the falls of thenLlano is that he undermines the moralnmelodrama of their version of Southernnhistory. As does also Caro’s book.nIt is certainly instructive that Steelngoes so far as to insist that it was for thenbest that the 1948 Texas election wasnstolen. If we have had any sentimentalnfaith about the devotion of most liberalnintellectuals to the regular operation ofndemocratic institutions we should keepnin mind Steel’s casual observation, followingnan admission that theft triumphednwith LBJ, that “it is hard tonbelieve that the nation would havenbeen better served with broad-shoulderednCoke Stevenson in the Senate.”nWhat we hear in such language is thenold proposition of Steel’s kind: thatn”where the Left is served, any meansnwill do.” Caro’s sin is that he is “nostalgicnabout the old Texas,” has learned tonappreciate its virtues — which is a mistakenno liberal reviewer will make. Butnalas for Professor Steel. The deed isndone, the book written and published.nLnEconomic Nationalism — January 1990 — PeternBrimelow’s limited defense of economic nationalism,nWilliam Hawkins on imfettered trade, Alan Reynoldsnon foreign investment, Anthony Harrigan on transnationalneconomic strategies, and Thomas Fleming onnimperialism. Plus Janet Barlow’s analysis of the PetenRose scandal, Chilton Williamson’s praise for GeorgenKennan’s memoirs, and Charlotte Low Allen’s reviewnof George Gilder’s Microcosm.nWaiting for the End — February 1990 — Paul Gottfriednon “the end of history,” Thomas Fleming onnmillennialism, John Sisk on character and nuclearnanxiety, and Hugh Ragsdale on Gorbachev and thenprospect of Soviet reform. Plus Micliael Lind on RobertnBork, Allan Brownfeld on South African reform, J.O.nTate’s praise for Fred Chappell’s new novel, andnMark Krikorian’s discussion of illegal aliens and then1990 census.nTITLEnEconomic NationalismnWaiting for the EndnGovernment of tlie PeoplenThe Two CulturesnNow That The Cold War Is OvernAmerican CulturenName.nCity _n34/CHRONICLESnAnd the “parallel lives” of Johnson andnStevenson are in place, raising the evenndeeper question of what the great politicalnchanges, the statist onset of then1960’s signified; how they may best, innretrospect, be perceived.nFor if underneath the sleazy bombastnof Lyndon Johnson’s campaignsnthere is nothing but corruption andnmore corruption, fathomless ambition,nunattached to any recognizable principlenof government or political morality;nif it was all politics, just politics (a waynof gaining and keeping power for itsnown sake), then how can the causesnwhich Johnson promoted as they functionednwithin the patterns of his manipulation,nself-projection, and opportunismnescape the taint of their origin?nAnd what if fair housing and the Warnon Poverty, the Job Corps, and thenPublic Accommodations law amountnto no more than any of the rest ofnJohnson’s politics, can best be explainednas strategies for restrainingnconflict within the Democratic Party?nWhat if these measures differ fromnGREAT TOPICS, GREAT ISSUESnGovernment of the People — March 1990 — DonnAnderson on ward government in the South, Ira Mehlmannon the common problems of assimilating immigrantsnin Israel and the United States, R. CortnKirkwood on the National Endowment for Democracy,nand Thomas Fleming on why government/or thenpeople is not the same as government of the people.nPlus Clyde Wilson on the Virginian roots of Americannvalues and Anila Evangelista on animal rights.nThe Two Cultures — April 1990 — Edward Wilsonnon the role of biology in the formulation of culture,nGeorge Garrett on the role of the artist, and ThomasnFleming on the science of moral reasoning and thenrise of “ethic specialists.” Plus Samuel Francis onnWhittaker Chambers, Murray Rothbard on the diarynof H.L. Mencken, Frederick Turner on angels, andnForrest McDonald on the harsh realities of the civilnrights movement.nBACK ISSUE ORDER FORMnEach issue $5.00 (postage & handling included)nDATEnJanuary 1990nFebruary 1990nMarch 1990nApril 1990nMay 1990nJune 1990nQty.nother Johnson maneuvers only in theirnartfulness, their after-the-fact usefulnessnin deceiving newsmen and opinionnmakers, politicians and historiansnwho never see beyond a noisy enthusiasmnfor ostensibly good causes: a posturenthat never quite deceived thenelectorate? Why not maintain againstnthem that, as the life of Lyndon Johnsonndemonstrates, the whole enterprisenof liberal politics—effective liberal politics—ntends in most instances to benpoisoned at its source: tends to benabout power and little else? No wondernRobert Caro has been in trouble withncustodians of the received wisdom. HisnLyndon Johnson is more the “wickednMachiavel” than the malevolent subjectnof J. Evetts Haley’s marvelousnphilippic, A Texan Looks at Lyndon: AnStudy in Illegitimate Power. With sonmuch laid down as a predicate, now letnCaro give us the rest of the story, of thenusurper legitimized and then enthroned.nNow That The Cold War Is Over — May 1990 —nMurray Rothbard on foreign policy, Donald Devine onnfederalism, and Allan Carlson on the family policy ofnSweden and of the U.S. Army. Plus Clyde Wilson onnthe legacy of James Madison, Paul Gottfried on thenworks of Jacob Neusner, Madison Smartt Bell’s reviewnof Chilton Williamson’s novel The Homestead, andnBrian Mitchell on the role women played in the U.S.ninvasion of Panama.nAmerican Culture — June 1990 — Thomas Flemingnon why government subsidizes affronts to public taste,nGeorge Garrett on why art is political when the governmentnstarts giving grants, and Christopher Lasch on thennew class controversy. Plus Jeffrey Hart on PeggynNoonan, Wayne Lutton on Edward Abbey, RussellnKirk on the essays of Andrew Lytic, and Florence Kingnon Kate Millett’s Loony Bin Trip.nTotal Enclosed $nAddress .nState ZipnMail with check to: Chronicles • 934 N. Main Street • Rockford, IL 61103nnnCostnnJn