Brooke Allen has written for the stage, for television, and for publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The European.
Theodore Dalrymple is a physician who regularly sees patients in an English prison. His column, "Oh, to be in England," will be a regular feature of City Journal.
Nathan Glazer, a member of City Journal's publication committee, is a professor of education and sociology at Harvard University.
Michael S. Gruen has practiced law in New York City since 1966. Many of his cases concern state and federal constitutional issues.
Anne Hollander is the author of Seeing Through Clothes, Moving Pictures, and, most recently, Sex and Suits.
Peter Huber is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute and author of Orwell's Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest (Basic Books). Todd Ricketts and Gary Stahlberg Jr. provided research assistance for his article.
Johanna Kaplan is author of Other People's Lives, a collection of stories, and 0 My America, a novel. She has twice received the National Jewish Book Award for fiction.
Maury Klein is a professor of history and director of the honors program at the University of Rhode Island. He has written nine books, including a biography of Jay Gould.
Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City journal. Her articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and The New Criterion.
Richard E. Morgan is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Constitutional Law and Government at Bowdoin College and author, among other books, of Disabling America: The "Rights Industry" in Our Time. He is at work on two books on constitutional law.
Sally Satel, a psychiatrist on leave from the Yale University School of Medicine, is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lydia Segal, an assistant professor at John Jay College, formerly served as counsel to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District.
William J. Stern, a private investor, was chairman and president of the New York State Urban Development Corporation from 1983 to 1985.
James Q. Wilson is James Collins Professor of Management at UCLA. He is the author or coauthor of 13 books, including The Moral Sense, Thinking About Crime, Bureaucracy, and On Character. His article is adapted from the Manhattan Institute's 1994 Wriston Lecture.