Pascal Bruckner is a French writer and philosopher. His article was translated by Alexis Cornel.
Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author of many books, including Not with a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline.
Stephen Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Gregory Ferenstein is a technology journalist and editor of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated service that publishes news about tech, health, education, and society.
Nicole Gelinas is a City Journal contributing editor, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington.
Philip Hamburger is Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the author of Is Administrative Law Unlawful?, winner of the 2016 Hayek Book Prize.
Victor Davis Hanson is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution.
Stefan Kanfer, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author, most recently, of The Eskimo Hunts in Miami.
Katherine Kersten, a writer and attorney, is a senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment.
Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.
Miguel Monjardino is visiting professor of geopolitics and geostrategy at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon and a foreign-affairs columnist of Expresso.
Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and an elections and political essayist.
Wlady Pleszczynski is editorial director of The American Spectator and editor of AmSpec Online. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Times Literary Supplement.
John Tierney is a contributing editor of City Journal, coauthor of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Strength, and a contributing science columnist for the New York Times.
Springs Toledo, a native of Boston, is the author of In the Cheap Seats and The Gods of War.
Adam J. White is a contributing editor of City Journal and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Milton Ezrati is a contributing editor at The National Interest. Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and the author of The War on Cops. Aaron M. Renn is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.
Cartoonist for the New York Post’s Page Six from 1990 to 2013, Sean Delonas is an award-winning painter/illustrator whose work has appeared widely in print and on television and Broadway. Dolly Holmes is a painter and map designer in Petersburg, Virginia. Her map work can be seen at dolmarvadesign.com. Richard B. Levine covers a wide range of photographic material in New York neighborhoods. Alberto Mena is a graphic designer based in New York. Walter Vasconcelos is an illustrator and designer based in Rio de Janeiro. His work has appeared in publications including American Illustration, DPI magazine, and Newgraphic in China.
Editors’ note: In our Autumn 2016 issue, credits for two pictures were inadvertently reversed. The picture of the ACT UP demonstration from 1988 (p. 22) should have been credited to Lee Snider of The Image Works, while the 1967 photo of the thalidomide children (p. 30) should have been credited to ullstein bild and The Granger Collection, NYC.