Chronicles is having military troubles of their own. They've celebrated the military virtues but been very critical of the US "Leviathan state" and military ventures. Victor Davis Hanson, Chronicles's most passionate defender of military virtue has gone over to National Review and the interventionist camp in an extreme way. I'd imagine that the other writers at Chronicles are having some trouble figuring out what to do now (It's become impossible to get the magazine in my area).
It's not so easy to decide between the established military and judicial power and the anarchic, rebellious spirit of the highlanders and borderers. State power does infringe individual rights and may bring tyranny in the end, but where order and justice aren't regulated, one may be at peril from brigands or vendettas. One may regret the standardization and homogenization and slackening of fiber that results from subjecting all disputes to police and courts, but it's natural for those living with bandits and feuds to seek to guarantee their security and resolve their problems in a more ordered fashion. Things are also complicated by the fact that the most independent-minded and rebellious of citizens, may bring all the energy and spiritedness that they had directed against centralized authority and its tentacles to the defense of their country when it's attacked.
They've celebrated the military virtues but been very critical of the US "Leviathan state" and military ventures.
True colors shining through?
Thanks "O". I see I've got some more catch-up reading to do.