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Myron Magnet
Solving President Bush’s Urban Problem

The new president’s compassionate conservatism can help cities—and woo urban voters.
John H. McWhorter
What’s Holding Blacks Back?

It’s black attitudes, not white racism, that’s to blame.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Ecstatic Capitalism’s Brave New Work Ethic

The new economy, where work merges with play and the office becomes home, has released a powerful flood of energy and creativity. As always, there’s a cost.
Steven Malanga
How to Run the Mob Out of Gotham

For 100 years, organized crime, working through corrupt unions, has levied a huge tax on New York’s economy. Now prosecutors and pols are learning how to fight back.
Roger Scruton
What Is Acceptable Risk?

The real risks to individuals and society are not those the state forbids.
Fred Siegel & Van Smith
Can Mayor O’Malley Save Ailing Baltimore?

In a sharp break with the sin and subsidy city’s past, he’s actually trying. The early signs look good.
Urbanities
Heather Mac Donald
The Met’s Triumphant Democratic Elitismt
Norman Podhoretz
America the Beautiful
Harry Stein
New York’s Tabloid Treasure
Departments
In Prospect
Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

The Dumbest Immigration Policy
Letters
Contributors
Theodore Dalrymple
New York Diarist

A Perplexed Guide


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