Theodore Dalrymple, a physician, is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His current book is Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy.
Nicole Gelinas, a City Journal contributing editor and the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the book critic for the Atlantic Monthly. He is a biographer of Thomas Jefferson and the author of studies of George Orwell, Henry Kissinger, and the Anglo-American relationship.
Peter Huber is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow. His books include Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists and Galileos Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom.
Kay S. Hymowitz is a contributing editor of City Journal and the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her new book, Marriage and Caste in America, is a collection of her City Journal essays.
Stefan Kanfer, a contributing editor of City Journal and a former editor of Time, is the author of a dozen novels and social histories. The Voodoo That They Did So Well, a collection of City Journal essays about the Gotham stage, is coming soon.
Andrew Klavan is the author of such bestsellers as True Crime and Dont Say a Word, both of which inspired major motion pictures. His latest novel is Damnation Street.
Steven Malanga is senior editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of The New New Left, a collection of City Journal essays.
Stephen B. Presser is the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History at Northwestern University School of Law and the legal affairs editor for Chronicles. He wishes to thank Robb Davis and Catherine Fagg for research assistance.
Guy Sorman is the author of numerous books, including Barefoot Capitalism, The Genius of India, and most recently LAnnée du Coq. He is the president of the publishing house Editions Sorman and a deputy mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Sol Stern is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author of Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice.
Adam D. Thierer is a senior fellow at the Progress and Freedom Foundation and the author or editor of five books on such topics as intellectual property and media regulation.
Cover artist Colin Brown was born in Ithaca, New York. He holds an M.A. from New York Universitys program in painting in Venice, Italy, and a B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. He is represented in New York by Fischbach Gallery. On the cover: a detail of Constellation (2006), which Brown created by applying a layer of black carbon to a white undersurface, and then using a jewelers tool to remove tiny amounts of it.