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Heather Mac Donald
Diallo Truth, Diallo Falsehood

For three months, the Diallo tragedy convulsed New York. But most accounts of it—the Times’s above all—were politically motivated distortions. The city is the worse for them.
Patrick J. Harnett & William Andrews
How New York Is Winning the Drug War

The secret is to uproot the local drug gangs, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
How We Mate

Kiss love and marriage good-bye. Today it’s hook up, break up, and get even. Is everybody happy?
Peter Reinharz
Rockaway Riviera? CopacaConey?

Coney Island and the Rockaways boast gorgeous beaches that any other world city would flaunt. Here’s how Gotham’s blighted oceanfront can glitter again.
Sol Stern
How Businessmen Shouldn’t Help the Schools

Glamorous, yes—but the Principal for a Day program drafts businessmen, who ought to know better, into the wrong army.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Civil Society Blooms in New Haven

An unlikely coalition of middle-class volunteers brings help and hope to a down-and-out housing project.
E. Fuller Torrey & Mary T. Zdanowicz
We’ve Tried Mandatory Treatment—and It Works

New York can prevent the unmedicated mentally ill from committing violent crime by compelling them to take their medicine—just as the city cured its TB epidemic.
Roger Scruton
Sleeping Cities
Francis Morrone
Statues and Civic Memory
In Prospect
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

All Our Pomp of Yesterday
Patrick J. Harnett
NYPD Diarist

Forty-One Shots

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