A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
As the journalist enterprises multiply and the cacophony increases, a few publications of reliable excellence become increasingly important. The City Journal is at the top of the short list of those few.
Ive read it for years, since it first came out. It has sparked a lot of the reanalysis, reinvention, reinvigoration of government.
Arguably Americas best magazine.
In the age of the Internet, how is it possible for a quarterly magazine to seem the most timely publication in the country? Putting aside the magazines beautiful production values, with each issue I am most struck by the quality and depth of the writing. In public policy, the magazines articles exhibit the power of ideas that correspond to the way the world works. Heather Mac Donald, for example, is a one person think tank in the subjects of race and crime as well as the other areas she addresses. In culture, the magazines articles draw a bead on the Cosmic American Art. City Journals regular writers set an example of how to combine powerful observation with biting argument and civilized discourse. It is a magazine that greatly contributes to the intellectual life of the United States.
I eagerly await the latest from City Journal as I always find incisive pieces that bring much needed insight to many of our nations most pressing challenges.
On issues ranging from the importance of culture and family to homeland security and the war on terror to economic and urban policy, City Journal brings an unmatched mix of courage, ahead-of-the curve thinking, and literary excellence. For anyone who cares about ideas, City Journal is essential reading.
With literary elegance and an unrelenting commitment to reason, City Journal makes a persuasive case about what it takes to make cities workthe creative power of free markets, a need for personal responsibility, streets safe from crime and terror, and a flourishing, vibrant culture. The magazine is a powerful counterpunch to those who believe that our lives must be governed by tangled nanny state webs of complex regulations and high taxes, which stifle entrepreneurship and depress opportunity.
The journal that saved the city.
Even when I disagree with City Journal, I dare not ignore it.
City Journal is rapidly becoming the indispensable magazine in America today.
City Journal, in effect, created a new center
City Journal is the best magazine in America.
To me that is the hallmark of the Manhattan Institute and City Journal: serious matters are discussed and studied in a serious way.
City Journal is the great Fool Killer in the arena of urban policy. Its more than sharp and penetrating. Its a joy to read.