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David Watkin
It's Back to the Future in the Heart of London

Plans for a giant, revolutionary development show how cities can regain their humanity.
Sol Stern
The School Reform That Dares Not Speak Its Name

In New York educational circles, the "V" word is off-limits. But vouchers may be the best hope for reviving the failing public schools.
Peter Reinharz
The Court Criminals Love

The New York State Court of Appeals has turned the "exclusionary rule" into an all-purpose protection for wrongdoers.
Jeff Jacoby
Bill Weld’s Revolution That Wasn’t

Massachusetts’s governor came to office promising drastic reductions in government. Five years later, the bureaucracy is bigger than ever.
Howard Husock
Enterprising Van Drivers Collide with Regulation

Commuters in Queens and Brooklyn love their private van services, better than the public-sector alternative. Guess who hates them.
Ned Regan
Medicaid’s Fatal Attraction

New York’s legislators love Medicaid for the goodies it lets them dispense. Now it could destroy the city’s and state’s budgetary health.
Bruce Davidson
In Central Park: A Portfolio

Heather Mac Donald
Compassion Gone Mad

New York City’s social service programs target every stage of life. But by refusing to give moral guidance, they do more harm than good.
Urbanities
David Garrard Lowe
Urban Lessons From Paris
David Gelernter
Manhattan’s Greatest Artist
Peter Shaw
Re-urbanizing The Projects
Departments
In Prospect
Soundings
Theodore Dalrymple
Oh, to be in England

Festivity, and Menace
Letters
Contributors
Kathryn Wylde
Harlem Diarist

Doing the Right Thing


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