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About City Journal

City Journal is the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine, “the Bible of the new urbanism,” as London’s Daily Telegraph puts it. During the Giuliani Administration, the magazine served as an idea factory as the then-mayor revivified New York City, quickly becoming, in the words of the New York Post, “the place where Rudy gets his ideas.” The Public Interest went further, calling City Journal “the magazine that saved the city.”

But City Journal is a national, not just a local, force, with a readership that spans the U.S. The country’s most thoughtful journalists are among the quarterly magazine’s subscribers, as are top businessmen and financiers. Public officials from coast to coast look to the magazine as a regular source of policy guidance. Leading newspapers, from the Wall Street Journal to the Los Angeles Times, regularly print adaptations of City Journal articles, disseminating the magazine’s influence to millions of readers.

City Journal offers a stimulating mix of hard-headed practicality and cutting-edge theory, with articles on everything from school financing, policing strategy, and welfare policy to urban architecture, family policy, and the latest theorizing emanating from the law schools, the charitable foundations, even the schools of public health. Since urban policy encompasses almost all domestic policy questions, as well as the largest issues of our culture and society, the magazine views its canvas as very broad indeed. The magazine holds itself to the highest intellectual, journalistic, and literary standards, aiming to produce absorbing reading for intelligent and discerning readers.

Editor
Brian C. Anderson

Senior Editor
Steven Malanga

Managing Editor
Paul Beston

Associate Editors
Ben Boychuk
Matthew Hennessey

Editor-at-Large
Myron Magnet

Art Director
Jerome Rufino

Picture Editor
Karen Marston

Webmaster
Lisa Webb

Contributing Editors

William Andrews
Michael Knox Beran
Claire Berlinski
Theodore Dalrymple
Nicole Gelinas
Edward L. Glaeser
Victor Davis Hanson
Howard Husock
Kay S. Hymowitz
Stefan Kanfer
Andrew Klavan
Joel Kotkin
John Leo
Heather Mac Donald
John H. McWhorter
Judith Miller
Peter Reinharz
Fred Siegel
Guy Sorman
Harry Stein
Sol Stern
William J. Stern
Michael J. Totten
Luigi Zingales

Publication Committee

Brian C. Anderson
William J. Bennett
Charles H. Brunie
Anthony P. Coles
Michael J. Fedak
Roger Hertog
Myron Magnet
Michael Millette
Lawrence J. Mone
Peggy Noonan
James Piereson
Robert Rosenkranz
Nathan E. Saint-Amand
Paul E. Singer
Thomas W. Smith
Dietrich Weismann