November 1994

Volume 45
Issue 7

Features 

It’s the fastest-growing music in America. It’s a three-billion-dollar-plus industry. Cable stations devoted to it reach sixty-two million homes. And yet, says one passionate follower of country music past and present, its story is over.

Why Litigiousness Is a National Character Trait

The foremost student of a belief held by nearly half of all Americans traces its history from Darwin’s bombshell through the storms of the Scopes trial to today’s “scientific creationists”—who find William Jennings Bryan too liberal

Anonymous

This isn’t the first time a Virginia governor has found himself embroiled in controversy about the commercialization of a Civil War site

The most powerful columnist who ever lived single-handedly made our current culture of celebrity— and then was destroyed by the tools he had used to build it

November 1994

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

CORRESPONDENCE

EDITORS’ CHOICE

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES