Volume IX, No. 2, 1996 


The 'Fatal Flaw' of Internationalism:
Babbitt on Humanitarianism
, 4
Richard M. Gamble

Democratizing the Constitution:
The Failure of the Seventeenth Amendment
, 19
C. H. Hoebeke

Two Women in a Revolving Door,
Rose, Orrery, and Wishbone, 38
Poems by Heidy Anne Steidlmayer

Francis Lieber on the Sources of Civil Liberty, 40
Steven Alan Samson

The First to Fall into Sleep, 63
A poem by Marc Awodey


Straussianism Descendant?
The Historicist Renewal
, 64
Randall E. Auxier
Leo Strauss e la destra americana, by Germana Paraboschi. Roma: Editori Riuniti, 1993. 162 pp. L.25,000.

Origins of Nihilism: Actual and Alleged, 73
Jan Olof Bengtsson
Nihilism Before Nietzsche, by Michael Allen Gillespie. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1994. xxiv+312 pp. $27.50 cloth. $15.95 paper.

God and the Constitution, 85
K. R. Constantine Gutzman
The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness, by Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore. New York and London: Norton, 1996. 166 pp. $22 cloth.

The Tribalization of the Western Mind, 92
Wayne Allen
The Defeat of the Mind, by Alain Finkielkraut. Translated by Judith Friedlander. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. 165 pp. $22.95.

The Diorite Whales, 98
A short story by Michael O'Laughlin

Notes on Contributors, 112

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