Winter 2011
Twenty-First-Century Reaganomics.
Nicole Gelinas
How to reboot today’s economy with tax reform, monetary policy, and smart government investment
Sarah Palin and the Battle for Feminism.
Kay S. Hymowitz
The ex-governor and her Mama Grizzlies argue that the real women’s issue is our country’s fiscal future.
State Budget Bunk.
Steven Malanga
A taxonomy of fiscal gimmicks, evasions, and ploys
The Radical Reform That California Needs.
Troy Senik
Can once and future governor Jerry Brown deliver political change to save the state’s economy?
'Nobody Gets Married Any More, Mister'.
Gerry Garibaldi
Welcome to our urban high schools, where kids have kids and learning dies.
Why Not a Negative Income Tax?.
Guy Sorman
Replace the welfare state with a cash subsidy for the poor.
Where Did the Korean Greengrocers Go?.
Laura Vanderkam
The entrepreneurs who nourished New York have moved up and out.
Doomsday Deferred.
William H. Tobey, Judith Miller
Under Republican and Democratic administrations, the U.S. has made surprising progress on the nuclear threat.
Condemned to Joy.
Pascal Bruckner
The Western cult of happiness is a mirthless enterprise.
Lionel Trilling and the Social Imagination.
Michael Knox Beran
The liberal hero rejected the left-liberal idea that we could engineer the human soul.
The Prophet, Represented.
Ibn Warraq
Images of Mohammed in Islam are more common than fundamentalists claim.

Urbanities

Dancing the Body Electric.
Laura Jacobs
A look back at New York’s 1970s dance boom
James Madison and the Dilemmas of Democracy.
Myron Magnet
What kind of government did the Father of the Constitution envision?

Soundings

Steven Malanga
Americans sent a small-government message in November, but Obama isn’t listening.
Nicole Gelinas
The GOP can strengthen America’s infrastructure—and the party’s 2012 prospects.
Oliver Hart, Luigi Zingales
A brief proposal to protect the system—without stifling innovation
Paul Howard, Douglas Holtz-Eakin
How states can work together to force changes in the program
Michael Anton
Underneath its forbidding exterior, Naples is an oasis of civility.
Claire Berlinski
Newly translated documents show how far Soviet wickedness extended.
Clark Whelton
The decline and fall of American English, and stuff

Departments

Brian C. Anderson
Oh, to be in England
The Welsh Chekhov.
Theodore Dalrymple
The unjustly neglected Rhys Davies wrote about human frailty with compassion.
Diarist
Jerry Weinberger