Theodore Dalrymple is a physician who regularly sees patients in an English prison. He is a contributing editor of City Journal, a columnist for the London Spectator, and a frequent contributor to the Daily Telegraph.

Jonathan Foreman left corporate law for journalism three years ago. He is a regular contributor to the National Law Journal and has written for The Weekly Standard, the Tatler, and the Women’s Quarterly.

Richard Gilder is senior partner of the brokerage firm of Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. and a founding trustee of the Central Park Conservancy.

Thomas P. Hirschfeld is a venture capitalist at Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc. He formerly served as an assistant to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and he is the author of How to Master the Video Games.

Howard Husock is director of case studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and author of Repairing the Ladder: Toward a New Housing Policy Paradigm.

Kay S. Hymowitz, a contributing editor of City Journal, has written about children and education for The New Republic, Dissent, the New York Times, and Newsday.

Joel Kotkin is the John M. Olin Fellow at the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy and a senior fellow in urban studies at the Pacific Research Institute. His most recent book is Tribes: How Race, Religion, and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy.

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The New Criterion, and the New York Times.

Peter D. Salins is chairman of the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He is the author of Assimilation, American Style; Scarcity by Design; and The Ecology of Housing Destruction. His articles have appeared in Commentary, The New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, and Reason.

Lisa Schiffren is a writer based in New York City. She is a former speechwriter for Dan Quayle and contributes frequently to the American Spectator.

Daniel Seligman is a columnist for Fortune. He is the author of A Question of Intelligence: The IQ Debate in America.

Leo Trachtenberg wrote and directed documentary films for businesses. For the past 14 years, he has written for the publications department of the New York Yankees, and he is the author of a history of the 1927 Yankees, The Wonder Team.

Tom Baril’s works appear in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal.


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