Winter 1998

An Agenda for Giuliani II

William J. Stern
New York faces a stark choice: restart economic growth or continue Gotham’s gradual, decades-long decline.
Sol Stern
Thousands of the city’s children languish in a gulag of failed schools that spans three boroughs. The mayor should use the threat—and the reality—of vouchers to force the system to reform.
Heather Mac Donald
Putting mothers to work will never solve the welfare problem, if generations of new clients keep forming before our eyes. Mayor Giuliani should begin to change the terms of our social services.
Peter Reinharz
Completing the mayor’s legendarily successful war on crime means tackling guns, school crime, and a flare-up of subway robberies. Here’s how to do it.
Jonathan Foreman
When the mayor improved New York’s quality of life, the city benefited hugely. Here are three easy ways to enhance it further.
Heather Mac Donald
The sixties turned the once-proud City University into a backwater of remediation and race politics. Time to change its course.
Howard Husock
Joining the five boroughs into one big metropolis 100 years ago was a big mistake. Here’s why smaller is more efficient and more democratic.

Urbanities

Leo Trachtenberg

Soundings

Stephen Goldsmith
Amitai Etzioni
Kay S. Hymowitz
Matthew Robinson
Eugene Kontorovich
Wendy Shalit
Brian C. Anderson

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
Bronx Diarist
Brian C. Anderson