Autumn 2002
Heather Mac Donald
Blame elite beliefs and Clinton-era edicts.
James Q. Wilson
Religious toleration undergirds Western freedom. Islam is centuries behind in developing it.
Steven Malanga
The heroism Gotham showed after 9/11 is giving way to sentimentality and defeatism that threaten the city’s future.
Harry Stein
When I dissented from the liberal line on race, the Texas papers depicted me as a racist. They had complex motives.
Sol Stern
The last big civil rights battle—to give poor minority kids good schools—can now begin in earnest.
Theodore Dalrymple
Surrounding the City of Light are threatening Cities of Darkness.
Steven Malanga
Liability lawsuits, once a mere nuisance, have become a serious threat to the nation’s well-being.
Walter Olson
Billion-dollar tribal land claims are wreaking havoc.
John H. McWhorter
The history of Indianapolis shows that culture is mightier than economics.

Urbanities

Kay S. Hymowitz

Soundings

Steven Malanga
Mayor Bloomberg says New York might need new taxes to solve its budget crisis. He’s wrong.
Stefan Kanfer
The international relations follies of 2002!
Farrukh Dhondy
Jihadist mullahs urge 1,000 followers to learn the murderous lessons of the WTC attack.
Howard Husock
Advocates are proclaiming a hokey new crisis in affordable housing to a gullible press.
John H. McWhorter
Popular culture boosts destructive stereotypes of blacks.
Sol Stern
Their new contract makes Gotham’s teachers spend more time in the classroom. But they’re frittering that time away.
Stefan Kanfer
Since 9/11, the wackiest U.S. municipality has gone into outer space.
Steven Malanga
The Bloomberg administration’s conciliatory style may not be such a good thing.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
Delta Diarist
Howard Husock