Spring 2009
Obsessive Housing Disorder.
Steven Malanga
Nearly a century of Washington’s efforts to promote homeownership has produced one calamity after another. Time to stop.
Bound to Burn.
Peter W. Huber
Humanity will keep spewing carbon into the atmosphere, but good policy can help sink it back into the earth.
The Dark Figure of British Crime.
Claire Berlinski
Despite government reassurances, Britons feel under siege—with good reason.
The Consolations of Pessimism.
Alain de Botton
In our age, as in Seneca’s, the worst is always possible.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman.
Kay S. Hymowitz
The design economy has turned bohemian outsiders into a new marketplace elite.
Monetarism Defiant.
Guy Sorman
Legendary economist Anna Schwartz says the feds have misjudged the financial crisis.
Spendthrift Sunbelt States.
Nicole Gelinas
Arizona, Florida, and Nevada have run through the riches of their boom and are starting to look more like cash-strapped New York.
Heirs to Fortuyn?.
Bruce Bawer
Muslim immigration and sclerotic welfare states push Europe right (sort of).
Pedagogy of the Oppressor.
Sol Stern
Another reason why U.S. ed schools are so awful: the ongoing influence of Brazilian Marxist Paulo Freire
LAPD High.
Laura Vanderkam
Magnet schools sponsored by cops are getting results with at-risk kids.
Inhuman Rights.
Ibn Warraq, Michael Weiss
The UN’s Human Rights Council, friend to Islamists and tyrants everywhere
The Godfather of American Liberalism.
Fred Siegel
H. G. Wells: novelist, historian, authoritarian, anticapitalist, eugenicist, and advisor to presidents
Beauty and Desecration.
Roger Scruton
We must rescue art from the modern intoxication with ugliness.

Urbanities

Richard Pryor: Stand-Up Philosopher.
Stefan Kanfer
The great American comic satirized white racism, his fellow blacks, and himself.

Soundings

Luigi Zingales
Three agencies, based on the three main goals of financial regulation
Steven Malanga
Unless reform comes to Albany, restrictive New York will continue to suffer.
Daniel J. Flynn
Massachusetts wants even more tax revenue—from New Hampshire.
Kimberly Hendrickson
Reentry programs for ex-prisoners show promise.
Judith Miller
A UN war-crimes tribunal targets free speech.
Tim Congdon
So why is the government threatening to get them for free?

Departments

Oh, to be in England
A Modern Witch Trial.
Theodore Dalrymple
Racism: the charge against which there is no defense
Diarist
Jonathan Foreman