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Heather Mac Donald
Why the FBI Didn’t Stop 9/11

Blame elite beliefs and Clinton-era edicts.
James Q. Wilson
The Reform Islam Needs

Religious toleration undergirds Western freedom. Islam is centuries behind in developing it.
Steven Malanga
The Downtown Redevelopment Flop

The heroism Gotham showed after 9/11 is giving way to sentimentality and defeatism that threaten the city’s future.
Harry Stein
How I Was Smeared

When I dissented from the liberal line on race, the Texas papers depicted me as a racist. They had complex motives.
Sol Stern
What the Voucher Victory Means

The last big civil rights battle—to give poor minority kids good schools—can now begin in earnest.
Theodore Dalrymple
The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Surrounding the City of Light are threatening Cities of Darkness.
Steven Malanga
Tort Turns Toxic

Liability lawsuits, once a mere nuisance, have become a serious threat to the nation’s well-being.
Walter Olson
Give It Back to the Indians?

Billion-dollar tribal land claims are wreaking havoc.
John H. McWhorter
Job Loss Didn’t Make the Underclass

The history of Indianapolis shows that culture is mightier than economics.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Notes on Camp
In Prospect
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

The Starving Criminal
Howard Husock
Delta Diarist

Crime-Wave Blues

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