Winter 2001
Myron Magnet
The new president’s compassionate conservatism can help cities—and woo urban voters.
John H. McWhorter
It’s black attitudes, not white racism, that’s to blame.
Kay S. Hymowitz
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
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
The real risks to individuals and society are not those the state forbids.
Fred Siegel & Van Smith
In a sharp break with the sin and subsidy city’s past, he’s actually trying. The early signs look good.

Urbanities

Norman Podhoretz

Soundings

Steven Malanga
The 107th mayor’s legacy to New York
Charles Upton Sahm
By taking swift precautions, the Giuliani administration saves livery cab drivers’ lives.
Steven Malanga
Personal injury suits are hurting Gotham, and there’s nothing the city can do about them.
Brian C. Anderson
The U.S. Catholic Bishops' new statement on crime is part of the problem.
Sol Stern
The new UFT contract should make teachers earn their pay.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Oral sex is increasing among 12- and 13-year-olds, and advocates propose more failed sex-ed solutions.
Steven Malanga
New York's tech district is far broader than slumping e-tailers
Kay S. Hymowitz
When regulations keep teachers from disciplining, students run wild.
Roger Kimball
Wesleyan University's student organizations are a far cry from the glee clubs and debate societies of yore.
Steven Malanga
The new anti-homework crusade deserves an F.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
New York Diarist
Theodore Dalrymple