er flirts with the wisdom of Deep Ecologynwhich holds that man is a coequal elementnof nature. Between the two partiesnthere is in fact a difference of sorts,nbut it is the difference between the creativendepartment of a national advertisingnagency and the accounting one.nWithout the Democratic counterbalance,nthe Republicans would inaugurate DonaldnTrump as President, strip-mine thenGrand Canyon, and make a killing onnWall Street by selling time-shared condominiumsnbuilt on the remains to unsuspectingnJapanese investors; without thenRepublicans looking over their shoulders,nthe Democrats would nominate Anita Hillnfor the presidency, confer voting rights onntrees, and include Pet Rocks among thendelegates to their national conventions.nWhile there may occasionally be a compellingnreason for rightists to vote fornthe Republican candidate in an election,nthere is no reason at all for them to wish,nas New York “conservatives” do, for thendomination of the state and federal governmentsnby the Republican Party. Therenis really only one good reason for votingnfor the candidate of either of the two nationalnparties, and that is in order to cancelnout the candidate of the other.nThe fact that the Republican Party establishmentnis unwilling to argue the immigrationnquestion in public proves innwhat degree it has become simply anothernFaces of Eve: Goddess, Starlet, Poetess —nMarch 1992—Janet Scott Barlow on thendevolution of women on the screen, ThomasnFleming on marriage as the real rightnto privacy, and R.S. Gwynn on Americannwomen poets. Plus Betsy Clarke onnthe politics of rape, Anne Marie Morgan onnthe new technology of fertility control,nKenneth Craycraft on Mary Ann Glendon’snRights Talk, and a short story by Kit Reed.nTitlenFACES OF EVEnTHE SPANISH AMERICASnLAW AND ORDERnNamenarm of the managerial state, a cheerfulnexperimenter willing to give the conceptnof the First Universal Nation a try at thenexpense of what little remains of the oldnAmerican Republic. The word “Republican,”nin other words, as applied to thenparty of Bush, Kemp, and Bennett—thenprematurely undeclared Republicanncandidate in 1996—is one of the greatnmisnomers of American history, to saynnothing of the term “conservative” orn”rightist.” When Gramsci wrote of thensusceptibility of conservative programsnto gradual co-optation by progressivenones, he was foretelling with great accuracynthe direction of American politicsnin the 20th century, “Ideology” is an awfulnword, pretentious and essentiallynmeaningless. For that reason, I do notnhesitate to apply it to another pretentiousnand idiotic thing, namely thenidea of the First Universal Nation thatnthe Republican Party refuses to gag at,nlike a too-polite guest at a banquet ofnsalmonella-infected delicacies.nIdeology is torturously rationalized andnelaborated sentiment based on nothingnmore than the determination that fantasynshould be forcibly converted to fact. Itnis not surprising, therefore, that a societynas sentimental as ours is should have capitulatednnot just to the most giganticnpiece of sentimentalist ideology sincenthe Tower of Babel, but to the peculiarnGREAT TOPICS, GREAT ISSUESnThe Spanish Americas—April 1992—nRichard Estrada on the Hispanic contributionsnto American culture, Mario VargasnLlosa on the difficult rise of the LatinnAmerican novel, Chilton Williamson, Jr onnbullfighting in Juarez, Mexico, and poemsnby Jorge Luis Borges. Plus Brad Linaweavernon Albert Jay Nock, William Murchison onnLBJ, and Murray Rothbard on violence innNew York City.nBACK ISSUES ORDER FORMnEach issue $5.50 (postage and handling included)nDate Qty.nMARCH 1992nAPRIL 1992nMAY 1992nTotal Enclosed $ncowardice that sentimentalism alwaysnproduces. Sentimentalism in decadentncultures always pays; and the questionnthat America needs to ask itself in then1990’s is not whether we are a nation ofnlaws or of men, but whether we have angovernment of men or of George Bush,nBill Bennett, and Jack Kemp.nIf sentimentalism is a sin, it belongs tonthe category of sins of indulgence whichntoday, in the twilight of the DemocraticnAge, so often take the form in publicnmen of self-submergence in the convictionnof their own compassionate wisdomnand enlightenment, together with an unwillingnessnto examine the stark and unsentimentalntruth. Is there another explanationnfor the Bush administration’snreadiness to spend tens of billions of dollarsnconstmcting a missile farm in the middlenof an antelope pasture in South Dakota,nwhile budgeting a couple of hundrednmillion to beef up the U.S. Border Patrol?nOr for its insistence that it is feasible toncover the continent with an antiballistienscreen, but not feasible to control our border,nas every other country in the worldncontrols its own? Meanwhile, the Democratic-RepublicannParty expects us to lienawake fretting about incoming warheadsnfrom Libya, Iraq, and Kazakhstan, and tonignore the millions of peaceful invaders,nlegal and illegal, tiptoeing past our windowsnin the dead of night. nLaw and Order: Crime and Punishment—nMay 1992—Thomas Fleming on the role ofnthe executioner, Philip Jenkins on the drugnwar and personal liberties, Graeme Newmannon the case for corporal punishment, andnTheodore Pappas on vigilante justice. PlusnMurray Rothbard on street crime, LlewellynnRockwell on vagrancy law, Richard Irvingnon taxi drivers and minority crime, and anfirsthand account of life in prison.nAddress City State Zipn1 : Mail with check to: Chronicles * 934 North Main Street * Roclcford, IL 61103n34/CHRONICLESnnnCostn