Failing this, the resultant legislative wrangling has et to lead tornany action; ex’cn if it were to, the FPO could claim credit for it.rnWhile Austria’s chancellor, Franz Vranitskv, continues to dismissrnI laider as a “populist,” and political scientist Anton Pelinkarnwarns of a “populist temptation,” no one appears to disputernHaider’s declaration that the FPO was tlie first to “see the problem”rnof the Ausldnder onslaught.rnIt is Haider’s ability to reflect the concerns of the “little person”rnthat makes his new direction of constituency-building sornpotentially significant. By going after the large and highly disaffectedrnworking and lower-middle class, he can continue tornserve as the “eat among the pigeons.” Here, the question of hisrntenacity at exposing political corruption may be a far more importantrnbase of his support than even the question of foreignrnworkers or the E.G. One example will suffice. When controyersrnrecently arose over the top-level managers at the AustrianrnNational Bank who draw inflated salaries and perks, only afterrnHaider pressed for changes did any action come about. Asrnone Austrian industrial leader explained: “Eery day there is arnpolitical corruption scandal. Scarcely a public works contractrnis ayvardcd without subsequent revelations that there wasrnbribery involved. M’ employees look at the fat eats in the parliamentrnand town hall and they want somebody to go in therernand clean it up.”rnNo longer on a smooth trajectory of political good fortune,rnJorg Haider will run (elections are tentatively scheduled for thisrnfall) for a ke political post he has held before: goernor of thernprovince of Carinthia, his home constituency. From herernI laider will test his strength and ability to reach beyond whatrnsome see as the ceiling he and his party have now achieved—rna firm national following of 20 percent.rnCertainly the vear 1994 with its pariiamentary elections willrnprove to be a pivotal one for the FPO, although Haider’s innerrncircle has deferred until 1998 the hoped-for goal of seeingrnhim named chancellor of Austria. With Europe dis’ided andrnweak in political will, what is anticipated for the mid-1990’s inrnthis small nation is an internal debate on national identity inrnterms of economic and cultural goals. It offers a prism throughrnwhich we mav view Europe as it gropes toward a new politicalrnconsciousness. crnChronicles ^ REAL American Calendarrn.iWMipiWKSft.”‘rnhy spend next year grumbling about the propaganda holidays decreed byrnCongress and the greeting card industry?rnWith Chronicles’ UNOFFICIAL CALKNDAR. you can commemorate the birthdays ofrnWashington and Jefferson, Dante and Cicero, Lindbergh and MacArthur. You can weep or rejoicernover the great battlcs-Salamis and Tours. Agincourt and Culloden. the Alamo and Gettysburg.rnWITH OL’R CALENDAR you can ignore grandmother’s day and celebrate the holy days of thernChristian year.rnDecorated with 12 of Chronicles’ most cflective covers of the past decade, the calendar will sell forrnSI5 when AVAILABLK IN NOVEMBFR (shipping and handling charges included). ORDERrnyours NOW in advance and pay only $12.rnTO ORDKR BY CREDIT CARD, CALL:rn1-800-383-0680rnOR SEND YOUR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:rnCHRONICLES CALENDAR,rn934 NORTH MAIN STREET, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS 61103rnNOVEMBER 1993/29rnrnrn