Summer 2008
Obama, Shaman
Michael Knox Beran
The candidate’s post-masculine charisma tempts America in the age of Oprah.
The NYPD Diaspora
Heather Mac Donald
Former New York cops bring cutting-edge, effective policing to beleaguered communities.
Economics Does Not Lie
Guy Sorman
The dismal science is at last a science—and the world is the beneficiary.
The Great African-American Awakening
Myron Magnet
Some brave voices are shifting the conversation from victimhood to responsibility.
The Professional Panhandling Plague
Steven Malanga
A new generation of shakedown artists hampers America’s urban revival.
Houston, New York Has a Problem
Edward L. Glaeser
The southern city welcomes the middle class; heavily regulated and expensive Gotham drives it away.
New York’s Next Fiscal Crisis
Nicole Gelinas
Mayor Bloomberg needs to prepare the city for the crash of the Wall Street gravy train.
A Marshall Plan for Reading
Sol Stern
How New York schools can close the racial achievement gap
The Future of Conservative Books
Harry Stein
As mainstream publishers’ flirtation with the Right cools, smaller houses are stepping in.
Health Care’s New Entrepreneurs
Paul Howard
Innovators are bringing consumer-oriented medicine to market, with promising results.

Urbanities

Benjamin Franklin: City Slicker
Jerry Weinberger
The self-styled country mouse was in truth America’s first great urbanist.
In Living Black-and-White
Stefan Kanfer
The old classics retain a vitality and beauty that color can’t provide.

Soundings

Andrew Klavan
Why the military loses the information war
Judith Miller
A state revolution in tracing guns, mapping crimes, and sharing information
Steven Malanga
Barack Obama could become our first community-activist president.
André Glucksmann
It’s right for Western democracies to put pressure on Beijing.
Nicole Gelinas
More building shouldn’t mean more deaths.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Childhood’s End
Theodore Dalrymple
Britain, land of bleak houses and low expectations
Diarist
John Renehan