Winter 2003
Joshua Kaplowitz
An idealistic new Yale grad learns up close and personal just how bad inner-city schools can be—and why.
Steven Malanga
The businessman mayor’s archaic tax-and-spend liberalism will cost a fragile New York many thousands of jobs and make its recovery uncertain.
Kay S. Hymowitz
U.S. feminists should be protesting the brutal oppression of Middle Eastern women. But doing so would reveal how little they have to complain about at home.
Stanley Kurtz
It might be possible to bring democracy to Iraq and other Middle Eastern autocracies. But it will be hard.
Steven Malanga
The living-wage campaign is not just a modest effort to help low-wage workers but a major push to impose a left-wing economic agenda on cities. And it is succeeding.
Howard Husock
It’s time to phase out housing projects. Whether old-fashioned or newfangled, they blight surrounding neighborhoods and prevent them from reviving.

Urbanities

Soundings

Sol Stern
The president should jumpstart school reform with a D.C. voucher program.
Steven Malanga
Frustrated in Washington, leftist advocacy groups are using cities to push their program. Their latest target: the War on Terror.
Steven Malanga
The newest proposals for Ground Zero understand nothing about New York.
Heather Mac Donald
A new City Council bill is wildly unjust and would scare more businesses out of the city.
Theodore Dalrymple
Pity the poor dope fiend.
Heather Mac Donald
Gotham’s mendacious homelessness industry is back in force. Mayor Bloomberg needs to set the advocates straight.
Kay S. Hymowitz
Aging rockers embrace family values and bourgeois respectability.
Theodore Dalrymple
A “human rights” campaign defines deviancy up.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Theodore Dalrymple
Gotham Diarist
Steven Malanga