Monique Canto-Sperber is president of Paris Sciences et Lettres–Quartier latin, a higher education and research institution. Her conversation with André Glucksmann originally appeared, in slightly different form, in Philosophie magazine.

Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Nicole Gelinas is a City Journal contributing editor and the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

André Glucksmann is a French philosopher and author of many books, including The Discourse of War.

Victor Davis Hanson is a contributing editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Howard Husock, a contributing editor of City Journal, is the Manhattan Institute’s vice president for policy research. He would like to hear about others who, like Alice Ely Chapman, are working to alleviate poverty and encourage upward mobility.

Kay S. Hymowitz is a City Journal contributing editor, the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age.

Stefan Kanfer, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author, most recently, of the thriller The Eskimo Hunts in Miami.

Adam Kirsch is a senior editor at The New Republic and a columnist for Tablet. His most recent book is Why Trilling Matters.

Eugene Kontorovich is a professor at Northwestern University School of Law, specializing in international and constitutional law.

Charles Lane is an editorial writer and columnist for the Washington Post. The views expressed in this article are his own, not those of the Post editorial board.

Myron Magnet, City Journal’s editor-at-large and its editor from 1994 through 2006, is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest book is The Founders at Home.

Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

John O. McGinnis is the George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the author of Accelerating Democracy.

Aaron M. Renn is an urban analyst, consultant, and publisher of the urban policy website The Urbanophile.

Michael J. Totten is a City Journal contributing editor and the author of five books, including The Road to Fatima Gate.


Stephen Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for State and Local Leadership. Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Mark Pulliam, writing from Austin, Texas, practiced labor and employment law for 30 years.


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