Autumn 1996
David Gelernter
Critics of the Greens can’t just grumble about costs. They must make the moral case for a far nobler ideal than man the steward--man the creator.
Heather Mac Donald
Philanthropic foundations once used their vast might to cure disease, promote art, and advance education. In the sixties, they decided to reform society. Result: catastrophe.
Peter Reinharz
The Philosophy that young felons need rehabilitation, not punishment, has fueled a juvenile crime wave. It’s time to try incarceration.
Roger Scruton
The newest intellectual fad is liberalism’s effort to preserve its welfare-state policies by cloaking them in conservative-sounding rhetoric.
Ross Sandler & David Schoenbrod
Congress has shown how to end government by decree in the jails. It’s a good model for restoring democratic control over homeless policy, housing-project discipline, and special education, too.
Rita Kramer
If the city allows big retailers to build, shoppers will come--in droves--to the benefit of all.

Urbanities

Richard Brookhiser

Soundings

Ross Sandler & David Schoenbrod
Matthew Robinson
Carolyn Lochhead
William J. Stern
Joel Kotkin
Heather Mac Donald
Matthew Robinson
William J. Stern
Joel Kotkin

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
New York Diarist
Kay S. Hymowitz