Spring 2000
Heather Mac Donald
Elite lawyers make a big show of serving the public good for free, but today their “pro bono” activities fray the social fabric, and taxpayers often end up paying their seven-figure bills, to boot.
Sol Stern
The union blames poor schools on low teacher pay, which drives away qualified teachers. It’s a purely political myth.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Court decisions and federal laws have turned principals into psychobabbling bureaucrats. How can kids respect them?
Brian C. Anderson & Peter Reinharz
Sports once celebrated aggression civilized by rules. Now, anything goes.
Howard Husock
Getting in synch with welfare reform, this housing authority now makes assistance temporary, not a way of life.
Thomas W. Carroll
The governor ran as a tax-and-spending cutter. Now he’s as profligate as any liberal Democrat.

Urbanities

Stefan Kanfer
Roger Scruton
Theodore Dalrymple

Soundings

Heather Mac Donald
There’s something ugly in the newspaper of record’s coverage of the Dorismond shooting.
Stephen G. Craig
Though it sugarcoats its conclusions, a new study shows Gotham is still the most heavily taxed city in the nation.
William J. Stern
Mrs. Clinton wants to heal the region’s ailing economy with big government—exactly what made it sick in the first place.
Kay S. Hymowitz
The innovative head of Chicago’s public schools has some advice for New York City.
Heather Mac Donald
Here’s how CUNY can spruce up its medocre faculty.
Theodore Dalrymple
A new ad campaign celebrating convicted murderers is the ultimate in radical chic . . .
Joe Diamond & Dennis Saffran
. . . but one company has had enough.
Stefan Kanfer
A new series of stamps commemorating the 1980s celebrates the trivial.
Theodore Dalrymple
Throngs of English fans admire the boxer’s thuggish behavior as authentically black.
David Castro & Dennis Saffran
Thanks to a new Supreme Court ruling, cities and towns can now control the sex industry more easily.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
West Side Diarist
Myron Magnet