Spring 1996
John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Why are so many blacks in prison? Is the criminal justice system racist? The answer is disquieting.
Heather Mac Donald
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
Is religion necessary to make a moral society? No; but reverence is.
Kay S. Hymowitz
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
New York’s vast, neglected shoreline was once central to the city’s economic and cultural life. It could be again.
Edward L. Glaeser
As the Information Age dawns, the dismal science has cheery news for urban America.

Urbanities

Soundings

Matthew Robinson
Dick Netzer
Heather Mac Donald
Sol Stern
Erin Isikoff
David Gelernter
William J. Stern
Lydia G. Segal
James Taranto
Andrew J. Cowin

Departments

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