Autumn 2000
Myron Magnet
Let’s tear down the crumbling structures and start over. Here are plans by architects Quinlan Terry, Robert Adam, and the firm of Franck Lohsen McCrery.
Lisa Graham Keegan
It doesn’t have to be what we have now: big, centralized districts, with ed-school-trained teachers. In Arizona, we have a better model: equal money for each kid, maximum choice, and tough standards.
Heather Mac Donald
New York’s Police Academy does a model job of turning raw recruits into efficient officers. It should put more focus on good vs. bad, less on black vs. white.
William J. Stern
Kafkaesque regulations have turned builders into a cartel of political wheeler-dealers. The result: an economy-dampening shortage of offices and apartments in New York.
Roger Scruton
Without it, we become a shameless society—with some disastrous consequences.
Maggie Gallagher
The data are clear: you’ll live longer, stay saner, get richer, and be happier.
Howard Husock
The politically popular Section 8 program ruins neighborhoods and perpetuates poverty.

Urbanities

Soundings

Kay S. Hymowitz
Child advocates predicted reforming welfare would harm kids. They had it exactly wrong.
Howard Husock
If Harlem’s spokesmen get their way, the neighborhood will always be poor.
John A. Barnes
A Rockefeller-era law is busting municipal budgets in suburban New York. Gotham is next.
Peter Reinharz
The Feds’ plan to relocate Penn to the stately Farley Post Office is a bad idea for commuters.
Sol Stern
One by one, former voucher opponents are becoming supporters.
Ron K. Unz
It’s past time for New York to scrap bilingual ed.
Stefan Kanfer
The ACLU goes haywire over Man/Boy Love.
Candace DeRussy
The New York Regents’ new alternative-certification program won't give New York more teachers or improve teacher quality.
Stefan Kanfer
The latest literary lion’s answer to the nihilism of the sixties: Vive le nihilisme!

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
EU Diarist
Theodore Dalrymple