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Theodore Dalrymple
A Taste for Danger

When you’ve seen anarchy, you properly value civilization.
William A. Fischel
How Judges Are Making Public Schools Worse

In the name of fairness and equality, courts across the nation have outlawed using local property taxes to pay for schools. The result: worse education for all.
Hilton Kramer
Reflections on the Changing Times

How a once great journalistic enterprise became hip and trashy.
Heather Mac Donald
An F for Hip-Hop 101

At El Puente Academy, progressive education’s quest for “relevance” produces mighty strange results.
Tucker Carlson
The Politics of Virtue

Republicans have won the national debate over economics. Now two leading mainstream presidential contenders are turning to the culture, determined to roll back the excesses of the 1960s.
Sol Stern & Bruno V. Manno
A School Reform Whose Time Has Come

Thirty-three states boast charter schools—fully public schools demonstrably superior to those the public education monopoly runs. What’s keeping New York from climbing on board?
Sally Satel
Do Drug Courts Really Work?

Drug courts offer criminal addicts a choice: either enter and complete treatment or go to jail. Here’s why they’ve sparked such enthusiasm.
Urbanities
Harry Stein
Pulling the Plug
David Watkin
An Eloquent Sermon in Stone
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Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

Zero Tolerance
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John Leo
Commencement Diarist

Lite Wisdom


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