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Heather Mac Donald
Why the Boy Scouts Work

A century ago, this outfit figured out how to fire the imagination of inner-city boys with nature lore, ritual, and a code of conduct stressing duty, honor, and manliness. That's why today's elites hate it.
Brian C. Anderson
How Catholic Charities Lost Its Soul

You don’t have to be a believer to understand that religious values can uplift the poor. Too bad Catholic Charities USA has lost confidence in the power of those values and has embraced the welfare-state faith.
Kay S. Hymowitz
What’s Wrong with the Kids?

After Columbine, the whole nation—egged on by the press—is asking this question. The answer is disquieting.
Howard Safir & Peter Reinharz
DNA Testing: The Next Big Crime-Busting Breakthrough

This high-tech advance—the fingerprinting of the new millennium—could slash New York’s crime rate a further 15 percent. Let’s do it.
Howard Husock
The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes III for Cities

The Community Reinvestment Act funnels billions to left-wing activists, while threatening to destabilize lower-middle-class neighborhoods.
Peter Huber & Mark P. Mills
How Cities Green the Planet

By packing people into a small area and by using high-tech foods, fuels, and building materials, cities leave most of the earth free for wilderness.
Sol Stern
America’s Most Influential— and Wrongest—School Reformer

The nation has eagerly swallowed all of Jonathan Kozol’s prescriptions for what ails the schools. It's a cure that has made public education less healthy than ever.
Urbanities
Roger Scruton
Real Men Have Manners
Leo Trachtenberg
New York’s First “Lady Doctor”
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Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

Choosing to Fail
Letters
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Theodore Dalrymple
Bogotá Diarist

Ideas That Kill


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