Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal, the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of many books, including Not with a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline.
Daniel DiSalvo is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and an assistant professor of political science in the Colin L. Powell School at the City College of New York–CUNY. His book Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences will be published in January by Oxford University Press.
Ethan Epstein is an assistant editor at The Weekly Standard.
Adam Freedman covers legal affairs for Ricochet and is the author of The Naked Constitution: What the Founders Said and Why It Still Matters. City Journal thanks the Earhart Foundation for its generous support for this article.
Nicole Gelinas is a City Journal contributing editor, the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington.
Matthew Hennessey is an associate editor of City Journal.
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.
Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society.
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, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and author of Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.
Armin Rosen is Business Insider’s military and defense editor. He has reported from the Middle East and Africa, including from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, and Tunisia.
Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor and French public intellectual, is the author of many books, including Economics Does Not Lie.
E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is the founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, associate director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, and the author of several books, including American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System.
Michael J. Totten is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author of six books, including Resurrection: A Zombie Novel.
E. J. McMahon is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and president of the Albany-based Empire Center for Public Policy. Aaron M. Renn is an urban analyst, consultant, and publisher of the urban policy website The Urbanophile.
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