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John J. DiIulio, Jr.
My Black Crime Problem, and Ours

Why are so many blacks in prison? Is the criminal justice system racist? The answer is disquieting.
Heather Mac Donald
BIDs Really Work

Business improvement districts have used private-sector initiative to restore cleanliness and order to public spaces in cities across the nation. Success has earned them bitter enemies—especially in New York.
Roger Scruton
Decencies for Skeptics

Is religion necessary to make a moral society? No; but reverence is.
Kay S. Hymowitz
J. Crew U.

Colleges’ glitzy advertising broochures promise a curriculum of boundless variety. And that’s the problem: without a common body of knowledge, too many students are getting an empty education.
Kenneth Silber
The Wasted Waterfront

New York’s vast, neglected shoreline was once central to the city’s economic and cultural life. It could be again.
Edward L. Glaeser
Why Economists Still Like Cities

As the Information Age dawns, the dismal science has cheery news for urban America.
Urbanities
Rita Kramer
Cathedrals of Commerce
David Watkin
A New Order for Office Buildings
Departments
In Prospect
Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

A Horror Story
Letters
Contributors
Erin Isikoff
New York Diarist

Juror Dismissed


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