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Peter W. Huber
New York, Capital of the Information Age

Telecommunications technology makes New York the indispensable hub of the information universe. The challenge: to keep it that way.
Heather Mac Donald
Welfare's Next Vietnam

Disability will soon surpass AFDC and become the nation’s second-biggest welfare program. It is producing AFDC-sized problems too.
William J. Stern
Empire State Perestroika

Governor Pataki has a glittering chance to restore New York State’s fading economic vitality. He must de-invent government, not re-invent it.
Lydia G. Segal
Who Really Runs the Schools?

Many community school boards are political patronage enterprises more than educational ones. The victims, as always, are New York’s children.
James Q. Wilson
Welfare Reform and Character Development

Everyone wants to reform welfare. But how? Let the states experiment with ways to do it—as long as their plans put children first.
Richard E. Morgan
Sweeping Up After the Rights Revolution

Today’s justices won’t overturn the “rights revolution,” but they could be persuaded to moderate some excesses, making a world of difference.
Bernice Abbott
A New York Portfolio

Sally Satel
Treating Insanity Reasonably

It’s no favor to let former mental patients lead desperate lives on the streets. Here’s a psychiatrist’s plan to get them the care they need.
Michael S. Gruen
Government by Subterfuge

New York officials routinely concoct complex financial schemes to evade the State Constitution and frustrate the will of the voters.
Urbanities
Maury Klein
The Robber Barons' Bum Rap
Brooke Allen
Who Killed Broadway?
Nathan Glazer
Underground Art
Johanna Kaplan
Christmas Party: A Story
Departments
In Prospect
Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

We Don't Want No Education
Letters
Contributors
Anne Hollander
New York Diarist

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