Autumn 2008
Storm-Proofing the Economy
Nicole Gelinas
We can’t prevent Wall Street turmoil, but we can make it less destructive.
New York State’s Fiscal Reckoning
E. J. McMahon
Long addicted to massive Wall Street revenues, Albany faces an agonizing withdrawal.
America at Work
Guy Sorman
The U.S. economy and its spirit of enterprise still set the pace for the world.
We Don’t Need Another War on Poverty
Steven Malanga
As the urbanism of the nineties showed, cities can forge their own futures.
Five Days at the End of the World
Andrew Klavan
My visit to Afghanistan, and the War on Terror movie that Hollywood would never make
Bioterrorism’s Deadly Math
Judith Miller
Despite billions spent, we’re not yet ready for a big attack.
Love in the Time of Darwinism
Kay S. Hymowitz
A report from the chaotic postfeminist dating scene, where only the strong survive
Curing Diversity
Peter W. Huber
The new medicine shows that we’re biochemically separate and unequal—and regulators are starting to catch on.
Pre-K Can Work
Shepard Barbash
Needy kids could benefit, but only if we use proven pedagogy and hold programs accountable.
Reparations, R.I.P.
Walter Olson
Cause of death: 9/11, public opinion, and the courts
The (Really) Moderate Muslims of Kosovo
Michael J. Totten
The world’s newest country is a model of Islamic tolerance.
The Humanities Move Off Campus
Victor Davis Hanson
As the classical university unravels, students seek knowledge and know-how elsewhere.

Urbanities

The Ghost in Your iPod
John H. McWhorter
Will Marion Cook’s underappreciated musical legacy

Soundings

Steven Malanga
The Jewish Conservative movement embraces labor and “social justice.”
Heather Mac Donald
Racial quotas are slowly losing their cover.
William Andrews, William J. Bratton
Thank Hugo Chávez for the Venezuelan capital’s soaring murder rate.
André Glucksmann
Europe must hold fast against Russian blackmail.
Daniel J. Flynn
The Bay State considers the unthinkable—repealing its income tax.
Naomi Schaefer Riley
We shouldn’t apologize for teaching poor kids how to move up in America.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
The Quivering Upper Lip
Theodore Dalrymple
The British character: from self-restraint to self-indulgence
Diarist
Paul Beston