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Jonathan Foreman
Bombay on the Hudson

A half-million immigrants from the Indian subcontinent have revitalized New York’s neighborhoods and breathed new life into its economy at every level.
John J. DiIulio Jr. & Beth Z. Palubinsky
How Philadelphia Salvages Teen Criminals

A community that makes sure crime has consequences helps stop minor malefactors from becoming major ones.
Heather Mac Donald
Gotham’s Workforce Woes

Employers say that New York’s economic future depends on upgrading the quality of its workers.
Dennis Saffran
Fatal Preservation

“Family preservation” may please advocates, but it kills kids.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Raising Children for an Uncivil Society

Today’s child-rearing experts believe that children civilize themselves. Should we be surprised by the results?
E. Fuller Torrey
Let’s Stop Being Nutty About the Mentally Ill

We emptied out our psychiatric hospitals with dismal results for their patients and for the quality of life in our cities. Here are some sane prescriptions for repairing the damage.
Sol Stern
Who Says the Homeless Should Work?

George McDonald now champions work and responsibility, not housing, as the cure for homelessness. This time he’s right.
Bruce Davidson
Brooklyn Navy Yard: A Portfolio
Stefan Kanfer
Isaac Singer’s Promised City
David Brooks
New-Class Nuptials
In Prospect
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

The Rush from Judgment
Julia Vitullo-Martin
Subway Diarist


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