Christine Haynes

Christine Haynes was the assistant editor of Chronicles.

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  • Moving Beyond Myths
    December 1994

    Moving Beyond Myths

    While visiting college campuses last spring in an effort to decide on a graduate program in history, I encountered what Christina Hoff Sommers terms "gender feminism." At New York University, for example, a French social historian asked whether I was interested in gender issues and showed surprise when I replied that I was not.

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  • October 1994

    The Business of Escape

    Peter Mayle has dominated the nonfiction best-seller lists in recent years with his chronicles of life in the south of France. A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence even spawned a fourpart television series, which was produced by the BBC and has run regularly on the Arts & Entertainment Network since its debut in the spring of 1993.

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  • Back to the Future
    September 1994

    Back to the Future

    Andrew Lytle, in his family memoir A Wake for the Living, compares the past to a foreign country. "If we dismiss the past as dead," he writes, "and not as a country of the living which our eyes are unable to see, as we cannot see a foreign country but know it is there, then we are likely to become servile."

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  • August 1994

    Eugéne Ionesco, R.I.P.

    Eugéne Ionesco's death on March 28 was hardly noticed by the American press. While European newspapers ran two-page spreads on the renowned playwright, the New York Times marked the event with only a standard obituary. But alas, outside of introductory French classes, Ionesco has for years now been neglected in the United States.

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  • Bad For Your Health

    Cigarette smoking is bad for your health. But so are automobiles, candy bars, fast food, martinis, television, and even sunshine. Since the days of James V and I, we have heard about the dangers of tobacco. So why all the fuss surrounding the cigarette industry this spring?

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  • Degrade and Fall
    April 1994

    Degrade and Fall

    I was reading Arthur Goldhammer's translation of Maurice Lever's Sade as the Senator Packwood scandal raged on, and although I wouldn't want to draw any unwarranted comparisons between the two bonhommes, the parallels between Ancien Régime France and contemporary America are unmistakable.

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  • November 1993

    Academia Abroad

    Many alumni of a junior year abroad summarize their experience as "enjoyable," "enlightening," or even "empowering." Others rely on their senses in recalling the niceties of life in another country.

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  • Political Science
    September 1993

    Political Science

    In December 1982, Dr. Jack Yoffa of Syracuse, New York, took Zomax, a painkiller, just before driving to the hospital for minor surgery. About halfway there, Yoffa began to itch and turn red.

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  • August 1993

    Plea For Human Charity

    Superbowl XXVII last winter was unremarkable except for Michael Jackson's halftime extravaganza. The climax of the performance was Jackson's "Heal the World" anthem, which he dedicated "from the children of Los Angeles to the children of the world."

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  • A Dangerous Mindset

    Offering Norplant in on-site clinics at public schools in Baltimore might seem like one of those evils that is necessary or even inevitable: this is, after all, a city where one in ten girls between the ages of 15 and 17 gave birth in 1990.

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  • Sweeping Europe

    Last December 6, in a referendum that was widely considered the country's most important since it established its confederation in 1848, Swiss voters rejected a plan to help form a 19-nation European Economic Area in which people, goods, capital, and services would have moved freely as of January 1, 1993.

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  • January 1993

    Taking America Back

    The music business is the latest battleground in the p.c. war—and recent events indicate that dissident or controversial musicians have no defenders in the media establishment that now controls the industry.

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  • October 1990

    Unconstitutionally Vague

    The Univ. of Michigan has not given up. Federal District Court Judge Avern Cohn's August 1989 ruling that Michigan's anti-discrimination and discriminatory harassment policy was unconstitutionally vague and overbroad merely sent administrators back to their drawing boards.

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