that witnessed inspiring victories against great odds at StirlingrnBridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314) and the subsequentrnDeclaration of Arbroath (1320). That illustrious document,rnrepresenting the will of the Community of the Realm of Scotland,rnstated unequivocally that “so long as there shall be butrnone hundred of us remain alive we will never give consent tornsubject ourselves to the dominion of the English. For it is notrnglory, it is not riches, neither is it honor, but it is freedom alonernthat we fight and contend for, which no honest man will losernbut with his life.” Perhaps it is unfair to expect such self-confidencernand brashncss from a people who have been beatenrndown time and again by the English Leviathan.rnUnlike Scots in Scotland, Scoto-Americans still can keeprnand bear arms (at least for the time being) and do so in largernnumbers. But before the neo-Jacobite descendants of old Scotlandrndrink another toast to the death of tyrants and the salvationrnof American liberty, we had best recognize our own failurernof nerve. Our ancestors, who settled the American frontier andrnpushed civilization westward in the face of hardship and danger,rnwould never have surrendered their patrimony without arnfight. The cultural annihilation we now face in the form of “diversity,”rn”multieulturalism,” and the “New World Order,”rnwould not have been brooked for an instant by Francis Marion,rnDavy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Andrew Jackson, or Nathan BedfordrnForrest.rnUnfortunately, few men of that caliber are found today, evenrnamong the rougher folk in the South and in the West. It isrnplain that we lack the spirit of resistance that moved our forebearsrnto defend their ancient liberties. Patrick Henry asked hisrncountrymen to judge whether life was “so dear or peace sornsweet as to be purchased at the price of slavery?” Americans inrnthe 1990’s ha’e come to love our luxury too much; wc have becomernslaves to the allurements of modernity. To what purposerndo wc eat right, exercise, and live to be 100? Is there meaningrnin life lived purely for the sake of physical gratification? Wherernarc the men who will sacrifice themselves for their God, theirrnfamily, or their people? Those of us who shrink from the strugglernin order t(3 preserve material comforts will learn just howrnmany deaths a coward dies in his allotted three-score and ten—rnplus a couple of decades tacked on courtesy of the miraclesrnof medical science. If we can learn nothing else from thernindomitable Scots, let us at least adopt their motto as ourrnown: Nemo me impune lacessit (“No one wounds me with impunity”),rncrnGREAT TOPICS, GREAT ISSUESrnE PLURIBUS VNUM: REGIONALISM—ALIVE ANDrnKICKING—Augustrn1995—Robert L. Dormanrnon the region inrnAmerican history.rnChilton Williamson,rnJr., on the Americanrnfrontier, AllanrnCarlson on thernMidwest, andrnJohn SheltonrnReed on thernSouth past andrnpresent. PlusrnCongressmanrnRobert K. Doman onrnthe need for public virtue, andrnPhilip Jenkins on the Oklahoma bombing.rnMULTICULTURALISM AND EDUCATION—rnSeptember 1995—Mary Lefkowitz onrnAfrocentrist mythology, Jacob Neusner on thernghetto of Jewish studies. Nicholas Stix on blackrnEnglish, Charles King on multieulturalism inrntheory and practice, and Jonathan Chaves on truernAsian studies. Plus Derrick Turner on the Britishrnright and J.O. Tate’s review of Ann Douglas’srnTerrible Honeslv: Mongrel Manhattan in thern1920s.rn .. Ill I ]>: Tin SI KKI MH I MH AMI KM NrnSo LKLIG.N I —Utlurnber 1995—^ThomasrnFleming on Europeanrnunion, Alfred E.rnEckes on the perilsrnof “free trade”rnpacts, WilliamrnR. Hawkins on thernusurpation of militaryrnsovereignty,rnTheodore Pappasrnon thernBrickerrnAmendment,rnand ChristopherrnCheck on the U.N.’s Conventionrnon the Rights of the Child. Plus E. ChristianrnKopff on Regis Debray’s Charles de Gaulle:rnFuturist of the Nation.rnBACK ISSUES ORDER FORMrn1 to 4 issues $6.00 each; 5 to 9 issues $3.50 each; 10 or more issues $2.50 each (postage and handling included)rnTitle Date Qty.rnE PLURIBUS UNVM: REGIONALISMALIVErnAND KICKING AUGUST 1995rnMULTICULTURALISM AND EDUCATION SEPTEMBER 1995rnU.N. BLUES: THE SURRENDER OF AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY OCTOBER 1995rnCostrnTotal Iinclosed $rnNamernAddressrnTo order by phone call 1-800-397-8160 or mail with check to: Chronicles * 934 North Main Street * Rocltford, IL 61103rnNOVEMBER 1995/19rnrnrn