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Roger Scruton
Youth Culture’s Lament

Pop culture’s noise and glamour try in vain to fill a gaping void.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen

As the authority of parents and wanes, preteens are falling under the sway of peer groups and marketers. The disquieting result: “hip” and “sexy” ten-year-olds.
Heather Mac Donald
Public Health Quackery

Public health professors now teach that social injustice, rather than individual behavior, is the true cause of disease—a sure prescription for a less healthy future.
Brian C. Anderson & Matt Robinson
Willie Brown Shows How Not to Run a City

By jettisoning the new urban wisdom, Mayor Brown is making San Francisco uglier, more dangerous, and financially shaky.
Richard E. Morgan
Yes, Vouchers Are Constitutional

Nothing in the U.S. Constitution or the state constitutions prohibits this highly popular school reform—as the current Supreme Court might soon agree.
Sol Stern
No to Sports Stadium Madness

A tax-funded Yankee Stadium in Manhattan is exactly the wrong idea.
Portfolio: Grand Again Grand Central
Urbanities
William J. Stern
Once We Knew How to Rescue Poor Kids
James Morrison
Who in the World Was Fred F. French?
Departments
In Prospect
Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

Uncouth Chic
Letters
Contributors
E. V. Kontorovich
Chelsea Diarist

Postmodern Mores


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