David Black is a prize-winning novelist, journalist, screenwriter, television producer, and a scholar-in-residence at Kirkland House, Harvard.

Tara Isabella Burton’s 2018 debut novel, Social Creature, was named a “book of the year” by the New York Times, New York’s Vulture, and the Guardian.

Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal, the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of many books, including Grief and Other Stories.

Brian Patrick Eha is the author of How Money Got Free and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Fortune, CNNMoney, American Banker, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications.

Nicole Gelinas is a City Journal contributing editor, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington.

Joel Kotkin is the presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University and executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism. His book on the return to feudalism will be published in 2020.

Alicia Kurimska, a native of Long Beach, is a research associate at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism and Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy.

Park MacDougald is the Life and Arts editor at Washington Examiner Magazine.

Myron Magnet, City Journal’s Editor-at-Large, is a National Humanities Medal laureate. His latest book is Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution.

Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal, the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.

Rafael A. Mangual is a contributing editor of City Journal and a fellow and deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute.

E. J. McMahon is founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, an independent think tank based in Albany, New York.

James B. Meigs is the former editor of Popular Mechanics and cohost of the How Do We Fix It? podcast.

Mario Polèse is a professor at Montreal’s Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Theo Mackey Pollack is a senior urban planner at Insight Civil in New York City. He blogs at www.legaltowns.com.

Christopher F. Rufo is a contributing editor of City Journal, documentary filmmaker, and research fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty.

Paul Starobin is writing a book on the Alaska gold rush of 1900 and is the author of Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War.

John Tierney is a contributing editor of City Journal and a contributing science columnist for the New York Times.


Seth Barron is associate editor of City Journal and project director of the NYC Initiative at the Manhattan Institute. Connor Harris is a policy analyst at the Manhattan Institute. Judith Miller is a City Journal contributing editor and author of The Story: A Reporter’s Journey. Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author of many books, including The Children of Rifaa: In Search of a Moderate Islam.


Keith Henry Brown is a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator who has created many jazz album covers—most notably, for Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride. His picture book about jazz great Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound, was published in 2019. Katie Harker has worked at Bridgeman Images in London as a contributor and researcher since 2010. Her work has been featured in several exhibitions, including Paul Smith’s A Bigger Splash in 2011, and in various newspapers.


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