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From City Journal’s Symposium Series

Collections on race, crime, and the economy

Symposium: An Economic Agenda for the Next President

Proposals to reinvigorate American dynamism, innovation, and self-sufficiency

Symposium: A New Anticrime Agenda

Proposals for reversing America’s criminal-justice decline

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Universities Face a Reckoning

Analysis and reporting on the crisis in higher education

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Christopher F. Rufo Exeter Under Ideology

Left-wing race and gender theory devour the once-prestigious boarding school.

Feb 16 2024
Asya Sigelman Academia’s Double Standard on Rape

Why aren’t the students and professors who demand trigger warnings for discussions of rape in literature at the forefront of those denouncing Hamas’s atrocities?

Feb 06 2024
Liel Leibovitz Opportunity, Not Tragedy

The DEI ship at Harvard and other elite universities is probably too big to turn around—it’s time to look elsewhere.

Jan 30 2024
David Randall Publish-or-Perish Must Perish

A guide to reducing the academy’s plague of marginal scholarship

Jan 30 2024
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America’s Cultural Revolution:
How the Radical Left Conquered Everything


New Book by Christopher F. Rufo

When Race Trumps Merit


The new book by Heather Mac Donald

The Spotlight

Corbin K. Barthold Do We Still Have the Right Stuff?

America is on the verge of a new space age—if apathy doesn’t kill it.

John Ketcham How to Fix Gotham’s Migrant Mess

Whether through legal or political means, it’s time for the city to scrap its unlimited right to shelter.

John Tierney Let’s Hold On to the Throwaway Society

Disposable products are sanitary, efficient, and environmentally sound.

Theodore Dalrymple A Neglected Genius

To read Stefan Zweig is to learn what, through stupidity and evil, we progressively lost in the twentieth century.

Heather Mac Donald On Race and Crime, a Counterfactual Narrative

The notion that blacks are at elevated risk for “existing while black” is true—but not because whites are killing them.

Apr 25 2023
Soledad Ursúa Victimhood Forever

California’s preposterous push to offer reparations to blacks—in a state where slavery never existed—will inflame racial tensions.

Kay S. Hymowitz Where the Boys Aren’t

Culture wars over gender obscure the deepening educational struggles of young males.

Myron Magnet Washingtonianism

The Father of his Country’s vision for the American Founding

Heather Mac Donald The Media’s Color-Coded Parenting Standard

White parents of school shooters are culpable; black parents of inner-city gangbangers are blameless.

Dec 09 2021
Steven Malanga The NFL’s Bad Bet

Pro football takes another step toward normalizing gambling among the young.

Feb 28 2020
James R. Copland, Rafael A. Mangual Toward a Less Dangerous Judicial Branch

How the Trump administration is reshaping the federal courts